If you have entered a structure with the intent to commit a crime, you can be accused of burglary, a crime with stiff legal penalties.
The Law Offices of Jason Trumpler can provide sound criminal defense in misdemeanor and felony burglary cases.
Learn more about how Mr. Trumpler helps clients from Georgetown and all over the Austin, TX, area who face burglary charges...
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What Is Burglary? A Legal Definition
Unauthorized entry refers to a range of actions, including physical force, threats, blackmail, or fraud. You do not have to be entirely within the structure to constitute unauthorized entry. Even sticking your hand through a window can constitute unlawful entry and may lead to criminal charges.
Intent to Commit a Crime
The second element of burglary is the intent to commit a crime after unlawful entry. This may include theft (larceny), robbery, or assault. If you enter a building with the intent to commit a crime but do not follow through with the crime, you can still be charged with burglary because of criminal intent.
Have You Been Accused of Burglary? Attorney Jason Trumpler Offers Sound Legal Representation
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Jason Trumpler has worked in criminal defense for more than 20 years. Over the last two decades, he has offered legal insight to countless clients in Austin and Georgetown, TX. When you hire Mr. Trumpler, he will work tirelessly to get your criminal charges dropped or reduced.
Mr. Trumpler is affiliated with numerous legal organizations, including:
- The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- The Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
- The Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
If you live in Travis County and need to speak with a criminal defense lawyer, contact the Law Offices of Jason Trumpler online or call us at:
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Burglary vs. Theft and Robbery Key Differences and Distinctions
Many people conflate burglary charges with theft and robbery. These are all distinct criminal charges, each with their own legal definitions and carrying different penalties.
- Theft is the taking of another person or business' property without their permission, with the intent of permanent deprivation of said property.
- Robbery is the taking of another's property with the use of force or the threat of force.
- Burglary is the unlawful entry onto another's property with the intent to commit a crime, which may or may not include theft or robbery. Note that this criminal charge focuses on unlawful entry rather than just the deprivation of property.
Forced Entry and Remaining in a Building
Entry without Consent
Entry without consent is commonly associated with trespassing and breaking and entering. In this scenario, a person does not have permission to be in a building. A person may gain access to the building through the use of burglary tools or by coercing or deceiving someone within the premises to gain access.
Entry with Consent
Entry with consent means that a person entered a building with permission but remained on the premises after that period passed. An example of this would be a customer entering a store during regular business hours, but then remaining inside the store after those business hours.
Burglary vs. Criminal Trespass
While burglary is the unauthorized entry into a property with the intent of committing a crime, criminal trespass is the act of entering a property without the owner's consent or the refusal to leave the property after being instructed by the owner to do so. Criminal trespass does not entail the intent to commit a crime, and it carries different legal penalties than burglary.
Helping Clients Understand Their Criminal Charges
Categories of Burglary Defining the Different Degrees
Misdemeanor Burglary Charges
Misdemeanor burglary covers cases in which a person breaks into a coin-operated machine or a passenger vehicle that is not a form of habitation (i.e., a recreational vehicle).
Third-Degree Burglary Charges
Third-degree burglary is a felony. It often involves people breaking into hospitals, pharmacies, clinics, nursing homes, or warehouses with the intent of stealing a controlled substance.
Second-Degree Burglary Charges
Second-degree burglary is a felony. This type of property crime involves a person breaking into someone else's habitation with the intent of committing felony theft.
First-Degree Burglary Charges
First-degree burglary is a felony. This property crime involves breaking into some else's habitation with the intent of committing crimes that are more serious than felony theft.
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Contact a Criminal Defense Lawyer to Discuss Your Burglary Charges
The people of Austin and Georgetown, TX, can count on the Law Offices of Jason Trumpler to provide legal representation in felony and misdemeanor cases. Mr. Trumpler has worked on more than 100 jury trials, and he is a deft litigator and negotiator.
To schedule a free consultation with our criminal defense attorney, contact our law offices online or call us at:
What Does Representation Cost?
Considering Mr. Trumpler's reputation and record of success, his legal fees are very competitive. For misdemeanor burglaries, such as of a vehicle, our offices usually charge $4,000. For felony cases such as of a habitation, fees can be as much as $25,000, depending on the specific facts.
In some cases, Mr. Trumpler can design payment plans for his clients.
The only way to know for sure what representation will cost in your specific case is to meet with Mr. Trumpler for a totally free consultation. After reviewing the details of your charges, he will be able to provide a quote for his services.
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Burglary defense attorney Jason Trumpler has 20 years of experience in criminal law and the expertise to help you avoid legal landmines.
He is a savvy negotiator and his years as a former prosecutor give him insight into the tactics the other side will use. It's an ideal combination of skills to help you win a favorable outcome.
If you are facing burglary charges, get ahead of the threats to your future by requesting a free consultation. It's important to understand where you stand legally.
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Fight Getting Branded With a Burglary Charge It Can Follow You for Life
Everyone knows that a criminal conviction can follow you for years or even the rest of your life. But a burglary conviction can be particularly difficult, especially when looking for a job. Employers are always concerned about employee theft and may consider a burglary conviction harder to overlook than a DWI, assault, or other serious charges.
Don't let a mistake or lapse in judgment become an anchor. Burglary defense attorney Jason Trumpler can fight burglary charges and has gotten charges reduced in many cases. Examples of burglary cases where Mr. Trumpler successfully got the charges reduced include:
|Burglary Of Habitation||Dismissed & Refiled as a Criminal Trespass|
|Burglary Of Habitation||Reduced To Misdemeanor Theft|
|Felony Burglary||Case reduced to Class A Misdemeanor Assault|
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