A person commits a burglary of a vehicle if, without the effective consent of the owner, he or she breaks into or enters a vehicle or any part of a vehicle with intent to commit any felony or theft. Entering means to intrude any part of the body or any physical object connected with the body.
If an individual commits burglary of a vehicle, the punishment is a <class A misdemeanor>. If an individual is shown at trial to have been previously convicted of burglary of a vehicle, the punishment is a <class A misdemeanor> with a minimum confinement of 6 months. If an individual is shown at the trial that the individual has been previously convicted of burglary of a vehicle two or more times, the punishment is a <state jail felony>. The punishment is also a <state jail felony> if the vehicle or part of the vehicle broken into or entered is a rail car.
See Burglary for related defenses.
The exact language of this law, further details, and additional punishment concerns can be found in section 30.04 of the Texas Penal Code. None of this information can take place of the information, knowledge, and expertise provided by a licensed attorney.