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Business Burglary

Why have thousands of clients chosen Oberheiden P.C.?

  1. Only Sr. Attorneys– We don’t employ paralegals, Jr. Attorneys, or Secretaries. You will work directly with a Sr. Attorney who will keep you updated regarding the details of your case.
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  4. Unrivaled Results– With many tools at hand, our greatest asset is a marked experience fighting the government. Such expertise has given us the privilege of winning over 2,000 cases for our clients.

I encourage you to compare our experience, results, and team with any local or national firm.

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Dr. Nick Oberheiden

Business Burglary Defense Lawyers

Dr. Nick Oberheiden
Attorney Nick OberheidenBusiness Burglary Defense
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Burglary is a serious and confusing crime. Texas has enacted tough laws to punish people who enter buildings without permission. Police go after burglary suspects with focus and determination.

Law enforcement is especially aggressive when someone is putting pressure on either the police department or the District Attorney’s office to act on an alleged crime.

We see such pressure in cases where the building in question is a business. Owners are eager to recoup any losses from an alleged burglary and to demonstrate that their business is secure.

Texas doesn’t have a law specifically treating business burglary differently from other “ordinary” burglaries. The reality is, however, a commercial victim is likely to insist on as little leniency as possible.

That’s why it’s important for anyone facing business burglary charges in Texas to take immediate steps to gain protection from damaging outcomes.

Depending on the nature of your case, a burglary conviction could put you behind bars. You could face big fines, a criminal record, and a tarnished reputation. Criminal convictions can make it harder to get a good job, get into a good school, or create the future you want.

Unfortunately, people sometimes are charged in situations they never dreamed could constitute a burglary.

Most people don’t realize, for instance, that theft is not an element of burglary. In other words, you could become a convicted burglar without stealing a thing.

People have even been charged with business burglary in situations where they honestly believed they had permission to enter the building, or when they attempted to access property they believed open to the public.

Burglary prosecutions in Texas are frequently unfair. Don’t let a business trample on your rights to make an example. Their version of the facts shouldn’t trump yours. You deserve the best defense you can find.

Oberheiden, P.C. is an experienced criminal defense firm with years of experience in both state and federal court. Our burglary defense attorneys are prepared to fight for you, defend your freedom, and aggressively pursue a dismissal of each criminal count in your case. Please call us today.

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Intent Is Relevant to Business Burglary Cases

As noted, burglary cases often boil down to a simple mistake or misunderstanding. That’s especially true in the business context, because most business buildings are open to the public for hours each day. It is understandable that confusion might arise regarding who is allowed inside and at what times.

We see this happen with employees and ex-employees, too. A recently terminated employee might return an hour after closing on their final shift to retrieve a jacket from inside the break room. The business owner may decide to press criminal burglary charges. But, entering without permission isn’t enough. Conviction also requires criminal intent.

To prove the crime of burglary in Texas, the prosecution must be able to prove that you entered the building without permission with the intent to commit a felony or theft. The burden of proof is on the state, and as burglary defense attorneys, it’s our job to challenge the state at every turn.

Things You Need to Know About Burglary in Texas

The public has a lot of confusion about burglary. The following distinctions are important to keep in mind:

  • The fact that a door is open or unlocked is not a defense by itself. In other words, you don’t have to “break into” the business in order to be convicted.
  • Even putting a single arm or leg in the building could be enough to support a burglary conviction. Likewise, any instrument that you’re holding at the time can be considered an extension of your body.
  • A person who illegally enters a building with intent to steal something, then changes his or her mind once inside, and leaves without committing any further crimes, is still guilty of burglary. Of course, the prosecution will have the challenge of proving the defendant’s intent beyond a reasonable doubt.
  • Texas applies much tougher penalties to burglary when the building in question is a person’s home or dwelling.

Talk to Our Burglary Defense Attorneys

Don’t respond to criminal charges by yourself. Contact Oberheiden, P.C. at 888-680-1745 or submit our online form today. We’re happy to set up a free consultation!.

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