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.Continue Reading
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.Learn more about Crime
Texas cities with the highest crime rates include South Padre Island, Balcones Heights, Sunset Valley, Bellmead, Humble, Lake Worth, Raymondville, Cleveland and Texarkana. There are various reasons for high crime rates. South Padre Island, located on the Gulf of Mexico, is a popular destination for students on spring break who engage in alcohol abuse and petty crime. Texarkana is a known center for methamphetamine trading.Full Answer >
Some prison gangs in Texas include the Mexican Mafia, Aryan Brotherhood of Texas and Texas Syndicate. As of November 2015, there are 11 gangs recognized as security threat groups within the Texas prison system.Full Answer >
Possessing drug paraphernalia in Texas is a Class C misdemeanor, and selling or delivering drug paraphernalia is a Class A misdemeanor, as of 2015. A person caught possessing or selling drug paraphernalia faces up to two years in prison and a $10,000 fine, depending on the circumstances.Full Answer >
According to the Peveto Law office, a Class B misdemeanor conviction in Texas stays on a person's record forever. If a misdemeanor charge is eligible for deferred adjudication, a charge reduction or pretrial diversion, it is possible to have it cleared from the record through expungement or non-disclosure.Full Answer >