Pelley Law Office LLP
Dallas Office
Plano Office
Sherman Office
214-733-1775
972-608-0335
903-813-4778

No Charge For Initial Consultation ($250 value)

Menu Contact

Over 80 Years Of Combined Experience

View Our Practice Areas

Burglary of a Motor Vehicle

HB 1887 creates new punishment enhances for the repeated commission of this offense.  In addition, for purposes of determining the appropriate penalty range, a previous conviction now includes any prior burglary of a vehicle for which the person was placed on community supervision including deferred adjudication,  even if the defendant successfully completed that supervision before the effective date of the new law.  

Getting access to some parts of the vehicle that do not require a break or an entry into the vehicle can still be burglary under the "breaking the close" theory.  For instance, reaching into the open bed of a pickup truck is "entry" under the "breaking the close" theory.

Taking items from a toolbox attached to the bed of a pickup truck counts as "entry."  Taking the  hubcaps or tire attached to the outside is not an entry and therefore not a burglary of a vehicle according to the Texas Criminal Appeals Court. 

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Awards & Recognition

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Office Locations

Plano office
Sherman office
Dallas office

Plano Office
1312 14th Street, Suite 100
Plano, Texas 75074

Phone: 972-608-0335
Map & Directions

Sherman Office
905 North Travis Street
Sherman, Texas 75090

Phone: 903-813-4778
Map & Directions

Dallas Office
6060 North Central Expressway, Suite 602
Dallas, Texas 75206

Phone: 214-733-1775
Map & Directions