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.
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Have You Been Accused of Burglary? Attorney Jason Trumpler Offers Sound Legal Representation
Burglary defense attorney Jason Trumpler has practiced criminal law in the state of Texas for more than 20 years. He has handled hundreds of burglary cases as both a criminal defense attorney and as a prosecutor. This knowledge of both sides of the law makes him an invaluable legal defense resource for people in the Austin, Round Rock, and Georgetown, TX, areas.
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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, Georgetown, TX, and throughout Williamson County. 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
- The Austin Bar Association
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Burglary vs. Theft and Robbery Key Differences and Distinctions
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.
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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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How Mr. Trumpler's Background Helps Him Win Burglary Cases
He spent three years working for the Orange County, CA, District Attorney's Office. While there, he handled thousands of criminal cases and even trained law enforcement throughout the county. His background as a prosecutor and educator of law enforcement gives him an understanding of the legal tactics that district attorneys can use against you or your loved one.
Decades of Defense
Mr. Trumpler left the DA's office to work as a criminal defense attorney, and has now spent decades representing people accused of a variety of crimes, including several types of burglary. Through handling hundreds of jury trials, Mr. Trumpler has developed a keen understanding of the right types of investigators and expert witnesses he can utilize to win burglary cases.
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The people of Austin, Round Rock, TX, Travis County, and Williamson County 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.
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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 burglary of a habitation, fees can be as much as $25,000, depending on the specific facts.
In some cases, Mr. Trumpler can create 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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A Burglary Lawyer Who Puts Clients First
Whether it involves working on plea deals or taking on prosecutors in court, the Law Offices of Jason Trumpler are here for you. Mr. Trumpler offers free consultations, competitive legal fees, and client payment plans. The people of Travis County can receive the legal representation they deserve from an Austin lawyer they can trust.
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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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Getting Branded With a Burglary Charge Can Follow You for Life
Everyone knows that a criminal conviction can follow you for years or even the rest of your life. 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 that holds you down for years to come. 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|
|Misdemeanor Burglary||Case completely dismissed|
The Lifelong Ramifications of a Felony Conviction
The difference between a felony conviction and a misdemeanor can be enormous. People with felony convictions suffer from collateral consequences, which are additional penalties beyond jail time and fines. Mr. Trumpler has successfully fought for clients' burglary charges to be reduced to misdemeanors and in some cases dismissed altogether.
Collateral consequences can severely harm many key areas of life, including:
Many convicted felons are denied private housing by landlords through blanket bans that prohibit any felon from renting. In some cases, such as felony burglaries that include violence, the convicted person can be denied public housing.
Felons can be denied small business loans solely on the basis of their conviction. They may also face barriers to receiving public assistance such as food stamps, student loans, and other government benefits.
Many employers conduct background checks, and most say they would not hire people who served time in prison. Those who do find work earn, on average, 40% less annual pay. They can also be barred from receiving certain employment licenses.
In Texas, felons cannot vote while incarcerated, on probation, or on parole. They are also barred from serving on a jury of any kind.
Texas law makes it illegal for felons to possess a firearm after a felony conviction and for a full five years following release from confinement, supervision, or parole.
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