thefty and burglary defense

At Vargas Guerra LLP, we understand the serious implications that theft and burglary charges can have on an individual's life. These offenses carry significant penalties, including potential imprisonment, fines, and a criminal record that can impact employment, housing, and future opportunities. Our dedicated legal team is committed to providing aggressive representation for clients facing theft and burglary charges, employing strategic defense tactics to protect their rights and futures.

Overview of Theft and Burglary Offenses in Texas

Theft involves unlawfully taking property with the intent to deprive the rightful owner of it, while burglary entails unauthorized entry into a building or habitation with the intent to commit theft, assault, or any felony. In Texas, the severity of these charges can vary greatly, influenced by factors such as the value of the stolen property, the circumstances of the alleged crime, and the defendant’s criminal history.

How We Defend Against Theft and Burglary Charges

Case Evaluation: Every case begins with a comprehensive evaluation to understand the specific circumstances and evidence. We meticulously review police reports, witness statements, surveillance footage, and other relevant documentation to build a solid defense strategy.

Challenging the Prosecution's Evidence: We scrutinize the prosecution's case for weaknesses, including the legality of any searches and seizures, the reliability of witness identifications, and the handling of evidence. Our objective is to identify any procedural errors or substantive issues that can be leveraged in your defense.

Negotiating Plea Bargains: When appropriate, we negotiate with prosecutors to reduce charges or penalties, exploring alternatives to incarceration such as probation, community service, or restitution. Our priority is to achieve a resolution that minimizes the impact on your life.

Trial Representation: If your case goes to trial, our attorneys provide skilled courtroom representation. We argue on your behalf, presenting evidence and cross-examining witnesses to challenge the prosecution’s case and advocate for your acquittal.

Legal Defenses for Theft and Burglary

Several defenses may be applicable in theft and burglary cases, including:

  • Lack of Intent: Demonstrating that the defendant did not intend to commit theft or knew that they had a right or belief of having a right to the property.
  • Mistaken Identity: Arguing that the defendant was wrongly identified as the perpetrator of the crime.
  • Duress: Showing that the defendant was forced to commit the act under threat of harm.
  • Consent: Proving that the defendant had permission to take the property or enter the premises.

Why Choose Vargas Guerra LLP?

  • Experienced Defense: Our attorneys possess a deep understanding of criminal law and have successfully defended numerous clients against theft and burglary charges.
  • Personalized Attention: We believe in a personalized approach, ensuring that each client receives dedicated support and guidance throughout their case.
  • Strategic Advocacy: Our team employs strategic legal tactics designed to protect your rights and achieve the best possible outcome in your case.
  • Commitment to Clients: At Vargas Guerra LLP, we are committed to advocating for our clients' interests, fighting tirelessly on their behalf.

Facing theft or burglary charges can be overwhelming, but you don't have to navigate the legal system alone. Contact Vargas Guerra LLP to schedule a consultation and learn how our experienced defense attorneys can help you challenge the charges against you.