The Texas penal codes classifies burglary as either a felony in the first degree or a state jail felony.
As a result, a person charged with burglary in the state of Texas could face severe penalties, if convicted. Though this strict law is in effect in an effort to deter people from committing this crime, it often causes innocent people to be unfairly charged or people to be saddled with penalties far harsher than what they deserve.
At Del Prado Law, we know how daunting it can be for anyone in San Antonio to be charged with burglary, whether it is a first criminal charge or a person already has a criminal record. Fortunately, being charged with a crime is not the same as being convicted, and everyone is guaranteed the right to defend themselves in a court of law.