Harris County Burglary Defense Attorney
If you have been charged with burglary of a habitation, take immediate action and call an attorney. Even if you are being investigated by the police and charges have not yet been filed, you should not wait. An experienced Houston criminal attorney may be able to fight and win your case at the grand jury level. If that happens, you would have the immediate right to get the criminal records expunged.
If you wait until you are arrested, this option may no longer be available. Also, burglary cases are complex and punishment is severe. The court could impose huge fines. You could lose your freedom. You need the counseling, guidance and defense of an experienced Houston criminal trial lawyer to fight for the best result.
Houston Attorney for Burglary of a Habitation
At the Law Office of James Sullivan & Associates, we know what is at stake when our clients face serious felony charges. Our job is to fight for your rights, freedom and future. We have experience fighting burglary cases at the grand jury level and at jury trial.
Contact James Sullivan & Associates for a free initial consultation at (281) 546-6428 about your burglary charges in Harris County (Houston), Fort Bend County (Richmond) or Waller County (Hempstead).
What is Burglary of a Habitation in Houston?
Texas law defines burglary under Texas Penal Code §30.02 as unlawful entry into (or remaining concealed within) a home, business or any type of enclosed structure with the intent to commit a felony, theft or an assault. Although most burglary cases involve theft, the act itself is not limited to theft. For example, if a person breaks into an apartment in order to attack someone, that person would be charged with burglary of a habitation.
Burglary of a habitation is a second degree felony. You could be sentenced to 2 to 20 years in prison. The burglary is enhanced to a first degree felony with imprisonment up to 99 years or life if you entered the habitation with the intent to commit or actual commission of a felony other than felony theft (for example, aggravated assault or sexual assault). In addition, you could be fined $10,000.
Houston Criminal Attorney James Sullivan has been fighting the State on felony criminal cases since 1994 and gets proven results. With an available team of experienced investigators and experts, Sullivan prepares a strong defense and fights to get you the best result. Depending on the facts and circumstances of your case, that could include reduced charges, dismissal or acquittal at trial.
James Sullivan & Associates | Houston Burglary Defense Lawyer
Contact James Sullivan & Associates for a free consultation at (281) 546-6428 about your burglary charges in the areas of Harris County (Houston), Fort Bend County (Richmond) or Waller County (Hempstead). Our principal office is in northwest Houston near FM 1960 and Jones Road. James Sullivan & Associates are experienced Houston felony lawyers who will work hard to get you the best result for your particular situation.
Our Houston criminal lawyers defend clients charged with crimes in district courts and county criminal courts, including domestic violence (assault of a family member), drug possession or drug delivery, violent crimes, and juvenile delinquency.