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Burglary Lawyer in Houston

Our nation’s laws recognize and respect the sanctity of a person’s home. This is why Texas prosecutors and judges treat burglary as a serious criminal act to be punished severely. If you or a loved one are under investigation or arrested and charged with burglary, an experienced and knowledgeable Houston burglary attorney must be contacted immediately.

Houston criminal defense lawyer Rand Mintzer has been successfully taking on the challenge of defending people charged with burglary offenses for almost three decades. His understanding of the Houston burglary laws means he can formulate the best defense strategy to defend his clients.

Houston Burglary Laws

A person commits the crime of burglary by entering or remaining in a structure without the consent of the owner and with intent to commit a felony, theft or assault. The severity of the crime of burglary increases as follows:

  • A state jail felony if the building entered is not used for habitation.
  • A felony in the second degree if the building entered is a used as a home or residence.
  • A felony in the first degree if the building is a home and the offender commits or intends to commit a felony other than felony theft.

A person may not understand the reason he is facing burglary charges when he did not enter a building. Houston burglary defense attorney Rand Mintzer believes his clients should understand the charges and be fully informed throughout the court process. He will take the time to explain how the laws in Texas regarding burglary so that the client can make informed decisions regarding their case.

Consequences of a Houston Burglary Conviction

A judge may impose any of the one or a combination of the following penalties on a person convicted of a Houston burglary:

  • Incarceration in state prison or a state jail
  • Probation
  • Restitution
  • Community service
  • Fines

A Houston Criminal Attorney Can Help

Houston attorney Rand Mintzer understands the negative impact a burglary conviction has on a person’s life. A felony conviction can make it difficult to obtain employment and pursue opportunities for further education. Family relationships become strained because of the conviction and criminal record. Rand Mintzer, Attorney at Law uses years of experience as a trial attorney to win acquittals, reduction of charges, or reduced sentences for his clients.

Contact attorney Rand Mintzer at 713-862-8880.