Burglary Charges Require A Tenacious Defense

If you or a loved one is accused of burglary, do not make the mistake of viewing it as a relatively minor theft offense. Texas law provides strict punishments for a burglary conviction and prosecutors often push for maximum sentences. The alleged burglary of a home, car or business is treated more harshly than many other types of theft or property crimes as it includes a component of unlawful entry or trespass. Many prosecutors, judges and even juries view burglary as particularly reprehensible due to perceived invasion of privacy that attaches to the allegations.

If you are accused of entering a home, vehicle or a business with intent to commit a felony, a theft or an assault — or in some cases, remaining in a building after your permission to lawfully remain has expired — your future is on the line. Burglary charges are serious felony-level offenses. A conviction for a first-time offense with no aggravating factors can expose you to up to 20 years in prison. With the ever-increasing use of background checks for job opportunities and other critical life needs, a theft-related offense on your record can haunt you for the rest of your life.

Leveling The Playing Field Against The Power Of The Prosecutor

I formed Terri Daniel, Attorney at Law, PLLC, in 2003 to provide individuals in North Texas with a quality legal resource to fight the power of the government in criminal court. After serving for six years as an assistant district attorney, including serving as a chief felony prosecutor, I gained substantial insight into how prosecutors evaluate evidence and criminal charges. That firsthand knowledge of how the government thinks is a clear strength of my criminal defense practice. I draw on 19 years of trial experience in criminal law to tenaciously fight for the rights of my clients.

If you want to speak with a board-certified* criminal defense lawyer you can count on to look at your burglary charges critically — rather than simply recommending a guilty plea — please send me an email or call (469) 519-2739 to arrange a free consultation. Based in McKinney, I serve clients throughout Collin County and nearby areas of North Texas.

*Defense lawyer Terri Daniel is Board Certified in criminal law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.