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What is the punishment for burglary of a habitation in Texas?

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As of 2014, the punishment for burglary of a habitation in Texas is a sentence of two to 20 years in state prison and a fine of up to $10,000, according to FindLaw. Burglary of a habitation is a felony of the second degree, the most serious classification of burglary.

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Burglary is the unauthorized entry into private property with the intent to commit a felony, theft or assault, according to FindLaw.

The Texas penal code specifies four levels of burglary. In addition to the burglary of a habitation, the offense can also be committed in a building that is not a habitation. Burglary of a vending machine and an automobile also classify as offenses. Each of these crimes carry a less severe penalty than burglary of a habitation.

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