Houston Criminal Lawyer for Burglary of a Habitation


Harris County Burglary Defense Attorney

IMG_2934BIf you have been charged with burglary of a habitation, take immediate action and call an attorney.  Even if you are being investigated by the police and charges have not yet been filed, you should not wait.  An experienced Houston criminal attorney may be able to fight and win your case at the grand jury level.  If that happens, you would have the immediate right to get the criminal records expunged.

If you wait until you are arrested, this option may no longer be available.  Also, burglary cases are complex and punishment is severe.  The court could impose huge fines.  You could lose your freedom.  You need the counseling, guidance and defense of an experienced Houston criminal trial lawyer to fight for the best result.

Houston Attorney for Burglary of a Habitation

At the Law Office of James Sullivan & Associates, we know what is at stake when our clients face serious felony charges.   Our job is to fight for your rights, freedom and future.  We have experience fighting burglary cases at the grand jury level and at jury trial.

Contact James Sullivan & Associates for a free initial consultation at (281) 546-6428 about your burglary charges.

What is Burglary of a Habitation in Houston?

Texas law defines burglary under Texas Penal Code §30.02 as unlawful entry into (or remaining concealed within) a home, business or any type of enclosed structure with the intent to commit a felony, theft or an assault.  Although most burglary cases involve theft, the act itself is not limited to theft.  For example, if a person breaks into an apartment in order to attack someone, that person would be charged with burglary of a habitation.

Burglary of a habitation is a second degree felony.  You could be sentenced to 2 to 20 years in prison. The burglary is enhanced to a first degree felony with imprisonment up to 99 years or life if you entered the habitation with the intent to commit or actual commission of a felony other than felony theft (for example, aggravated assault or sexual assault).  In addition, you could be fined $10,000.

Houston Criminal Attorney James Sullivan has been fighting the State on felony criminal cases since 1994 and gets proven results.  With an available team of experienced investigators and experts, Sullivan prepares a strong defense and fights to get you the best result.  Depending on the facts and circumstances of your case, that could include reduced charges, dismissal or acquittal at trial.

James Sullivan & Associates | Houston Burglary Defense Lawyer

James Sullivan attended the Trial Lawyers College founded by Legendary lawyer Gerry Spence and was invited to join The National Trial Lawyers organization. Sullivan has a proven record of defending people from all walks of life, faiths and countries in courts throughout Texas.

Contact James Sullivan & Associates for a free initial consultation at (281) 546-6428 about your burglary charges in Harris County (Houston), Montgomery County (Conroe), Fort Bend County (Richmond), Brazoria County (Angleton), Galveston County (Galveston), Matagorda County (Bay City), Waller County (Hempstead), Washington County (Brenham), Liberty County (Liberty), Chambers County (Anahuac), Jefferson County (Beaumont) and throughout Texas.

CRIMINAL OFFENSEACTUAL RESULTSCT #
TheftCASE DISMISSED (Client allegedly stole from her employer), Case # 19149956
Theft (2° Felony)CASE REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR THEFT (Client was accused of stealing over $170,000 in property from his employer. Thorough investigation by defense counsel revealed serious discrepancies in company inventory records), Case # 1369319262nd
TheftCASE DISMISSED WITHOUT A TRIAL SETTING (Client was accused of stealing an I-Pad from a restaurant), Case # 18612387
Auto TheftCASE DISMISSED (Client was accused of stealing an acquaintance’s car)314
Theft (State Jail Felony) in Jefferson County (Beaumont)CASE REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR THEFT with no restitution (Client was accused of stealing over $10,000 from his employer and allegedly signed a voluntary confession. Thorough investigation by defense counsel cast serious doubt on the State’s ability to prove their case at trial), Case # 08-02655District Court
TheftCASE DISMISSED (Client accused of shoplifting), Case # 17652594
TheftCASE DISMISSED (Client accused of stealing a cell phone at a party), Case # 18121304
Motion to Adjudicate Guilt (Theft)( State Jail Felony)PROBATION REVOKED AND SENTENCED TO TIME SERVED (100 days HCJ under §12.44a)(Client had a reasonable due diligence argument regarding failure of the police to arrest the defendant soon after the violation of probation), Case # 926980337th
Theft (State Jail Felony)CASE REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR THEFT and client received a deferred adjudication probation, Case # 1261476338th
Motion to Adjudicate Guilt (Theft)MADJ DISMISSED. Probation terminated without a conviction, Case # 12310973
Theft (State Jail Felony)REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR THEFT, Case # 1238796262nd
TheftCASE DISMISSED, Case # 155825013
Theft (State Jail Felony)REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR THEFT and client received deferred adjudication probation, Case # 1201179339th
Theft (State Jail Felony)CASE DISMISSED, Case # 1197048351st
Theft (State Jail Felony)REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR THEFT and client received deferred adjudication probation, Case # 1202504178th
TheftCASE DISMISSED, Case # 149153814
TheftCASE DISMISSED, Case # 99133488
TheftCASE DISMISSED315th

 

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