Law Office of John L. Venza Jr. Burglary

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 penalties.

Protect Your Rights with an Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney

When facing criminal charges, it is crucial to have a skilled and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney by your side. At the Law Office of John L. Venza Jr., we are dedicated to providing aggressive advocacy for individuals facing criminal charges in Sugar Land, TX, and the surrounding areas.

Our team of experienced criminal defense attorneys understands the complexities of the legal system and will work tirelessly to protect your rights and achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

Why choose our criminal defense attorneys:

  • Extensive experience: Our attorneys have years of experience handling a wide range of criminal cases, including burglary, robbery, assault, drug offenses, and more.
  • Personalized approach: We understand that every case is unique, and we will tailor our defense strategy to your specific circumstances, ensuring the best chance of success.
  • Thorough investigation: We will conduct a thorough investigation into the details of your case, gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and uncovering any potential weaknesses in the prosecution's case.
  • Strong negotiation skills: We are skilled negotiators and will work diligently to negotiate with prosecutors for reduced charges or alternative sentencing options when appropriate.
  • Aggressive courtroom representation: If your case goes to trial, our attorneys will provide aggressive courtroom representation, presenting a strong defense and challenging the prosecution's evidence and arguments.
  • Compassionate support: We understand that facing criminal charges can be overwhelming and stressful. Our attorneys will provide compassionate support throughout the legal process, keeping you informed and guiding you every step of the way.

Don't wait to protect your rights. Contact the Law Office of John L. Venza Jr. today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced criminal defense attorneys. Time is of the essence, and we are here to fight for you.

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.



Commonly Asked Questions

Can I be charged with burglary if I enter a property without the intent to commit theft?

If you unlawfully enter a property without the intent to commit theft or other crimes, you may be charged with criminal trespass instead of burglary. Criminal trespass is a misdemeanor that carries less significant penalties.

What should I do if I am facing burglary charges in Sugar Land, TX?

If you are facing burglary charges in Sugar Land, TX, it is important to seek the assistance of a criminal defense lawyer who specializes in burglary cases. They can help build an effective defense strategy to protect your rights and freedom.

How can I contact a criminal defense lawyer in Sugar Land, TX?

To contact a criminal defense lawyer in Sugar Land, TX, you can visit their website or call their office to request a free consultation. They will be able to provide you with the guidance and support you need.

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