I am sorry for the delay, but I was out last night and not working on the site.
Without details, I am afraid it is not possible to tell you what the sentence will like for something like this. That's why I asked you the questions that I did. Burglaries get more serious depending upon the circumstances. Some burglaries, for example, turn out to be overcharged trespasses and will get reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor
on the court
date. Other burglaries remain felony but involve non-residential establishments rather than homes and have lower penalties.
If the matter is reducible to a misdemeanor, the maximum possible penalty would be a year in jail. If not reducible and the property involved is not a residence, the burglary would be a state jail felony which carries a minimum of 6 months in jail and a maximum of 2 years in prison. A residential burglary is a felony on the second degree
which carries a minimum of 2 years and a maximum of 20. A residential burglary in which the defendant entered the premises with intent to do commit a crime other than to commit a theft
would be a felony of the first degree
, which carries a minimum of 5 years and a maximum of 99. You can see the texas burglary statute
So as you can see, the consequences of this crime can potentially be very serious. The defendant will absolutely need a lawyer here. If he cannot afford one, he can plead not guilty and ask the court for a public defender.