Fort Bend Burglary Lawyer
Aggressive Advocacy for Criminal Defense
At the Law Office of John L. Venza Jr., I am a dedicated advocate for the
rights of the accused and have the experience and aggressive approach
necessary to fight your burglary charges. Through thorough investigations
and an extensive understanding of the way the prosecution works, I can
build an effective defensive strategy to protect your freedom. My approach to
criminal defense has been proven to be successful in obtaining positive outcomes and I
am ready to fight for you.
Burglary vs. Robbery
Two of the most common
theft & property crimes are burglary and robbery, which are often used interchangeably even though
the two are significantly different crimes. While the action involved
in the crime, the unlawful taking of or attempt to take another’s
property, is the same, the circumstances surrounding the crime are different.
Robbery involves the use of force, threat, or intimidation to take something
of value from someone and requires that the victim be present at the scene.
On the other hand, burglary is the act of unlawfully entering a property
with the intent to commit theft or other crimes and does not require the
victim to be present.
Penalties of Burglary Convictions
Burglary can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony based upon
the circumstances surrounding the crime, including the type of building
entered, the value of property stolen or intended to be stolen, and whether
or not the accused was armed.
Examples of sentencing include:
- Burglary of a building that is inhabited is considered a second degree
felony which is punishable by 2-20 years in prison and fines of up to $10,000
- Burglary of a building that is not inhabited is considered a state jail
felony which is punishable by 180 days to 2 years in jail and a fine of
up to $10,000
It is important to note that if you unlawfully enter a property without
the intent of committing theft or other crimes, you may be charged with
criminal trespass, which is a misdemeanor that carries less significant
Get the Effective Counsel You Need
As a Fort Bend criminal defense lawyer who was once a former prosecuting
attorney, you can trust in my experience and insight to get the job done
for you. I am dedicated to providing my clients with a comprehensive understanding
of the charges they face and helping them to feel confident knowing they
have an aggressive defensive strategy working for them. I make myself
readily available to address all of my clients concerns, so don’t
hesitate to get started today.
Contact my firm online or by phone at (281) 817-8737 to request your free consultation.