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Burglary Lawyer

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

Burglary is defined as unauthorized entry into a building or occupied structure with the intent to commit a crime inside. For a successful conviction, each of these elements must be present.

Unauthorized Entry

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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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 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 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
  • The Austin Bar 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:

(512) 457-5200

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Mr. Trumpler has represented his clients in more than 100 jury trials.

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Case Dissmissed! Jason is straight forward and honest. I am beyond grateful. Jason and his team (Tony Sun in particular) exceeded expectations. Put your future in hands you can trust, go with Jason Trumpler.

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To whom it may concern I highly recommend Jason Trumpler if you need a great attorney and find yourself in a situation beyond your control. He kept me informed and worked very hard on my case and got it dismissed, if you're a veteran and/or civilian he will work hard to represent your case I'm very thankful for everything he did.

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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.
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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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Jason did not make any false promises or sugar coat anything; something that I found to be rare when looking for an attorney. He got the job done quicker than expected with a reasonable price.

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Helping Clients Understand Their Criminal Charges

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Attorney Jason Trumpler believes that a successful burglary defense requires a full understanding of the charges and legal penalties. That's why we offer free consultations and provide detailed answers to questions about property crime laws. We are here to help the people of Austin and Georgetown, TX, receive strong legal representation.

Categories of Burglary Defining the Different Degrees

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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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Jason took care of my case expeditiously! I am from another city and needed something to be resolved in Austin during this COVID period. However, he was able to take care of the process and answer my questions promptly over Zoom, or phone call. To say Jason is amazing would be an understatement, and I would recommend hiring him to be your attorney because you would be doing yourself a disservice if you don't.

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If you want someone that will truly fight for you until the end Jason is the guy for you. I will never be able to thank him enough. He's a tell it like it is person and that is something that I really loved about him. Even though I am not in the Texas area anymore if anyone I know needs a great attorney I will recommend Jason.

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How Mr. Trumpler's Background Helps Him Win Burglary Cases

Since earning his law degree from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law in 1999, Mr. Trumpler has distinguished himself as a criminal defense attorney.

Understanding Prosecution

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. 

Contact Our Austin 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:

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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 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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Jason never ceases to amaze me in his work. He is well spoken and elegant in his practice. He is patient with his clients. He is absolutely worth the money. Jason is kind and caring and understanding. He listens to your story entirely and fights for you as a human. I am forever grateful to have been introduced to him and have him as a friend.

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Got done with court today. Once again I'm a free man. I would just like to thank JasonTrumpler he was worth his weight in gold as my defense attorney. I don't wish anything bad on anybody but if you need a good criminal defense lawyer he gets my five-star recommendation.

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A Burglary Lawyer Who Puts Clients First

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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.

We have offices in both Austin and Round Rock, allowing us to better serve both Travis County and Williamson County. Contact us today to learn how Mr. Trumpler can defend you. 

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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:

Original Charges Results
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

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Jason Trumpler has represented me many times and has always gotten me good results. He has gotten me out of multiple felony’s, and helped alot of my friends with many different charges. I recommend him to anyone that needs legal help.

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I highly recommend Jason Trumpler. Incredibly knowledgeable in procedure and strategy, a clear and direct communicator, and a true craftsman at his trade; he is an exceptional attorney and extraordinary talent.

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The Law Offices of Jason Trumpler

Jason Trumpler has handled thousands of criminal cases over nearly 20 years. He is a current or past member of several national, state, and local legal associations, including:

  • American Bar Association
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Williamson County Bar Association
  • National College for DUI Defense®
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers' Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association

Contact our firm online or call us at (512) 457-5200 for a free case review.

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