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Burglary is a serious charge that could see you face felony penalties in the event of a conviction. An expert Wellington burglary lawyer can investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding a burglary charge to build the most advantageous defense strategy possible on your behalf.

Whether negotiating with the prosecutor to reach a plea agreement, reduce your charges, or fight for a full acquittal, our award-winning theft attorneys at Rossen Law Firm are here to help. We will advise the most effective legal routes to pursue in your specific case and work zealously on your behalf every step of the way.

What is Burglary?

When someone enters a conveyance, dwelling, or structure and intends to carry out criminal behavior inside, this is known as burglary. Regardless of whether you had the legal authority to enter the premises in the first place, you could face burglary charges if you entered with criminal intent. A Wellington burglary attorney can clarify the requirements of a charge.

A dwelling or structure is a building. Places categorized as dwellings are generally those designed for residential purposes, such as a house. In contrast, those classified as structures are facilities people would use for non-residential purposes, such as commercial purposes. A conveyance covers most other locations where burglary could be committed that are not classified as a building, such as a car.

Types of Burglary Charges and Their Penalties

Burglary can be classified as a first, second, or third-degree felony depending on the details surrounding the alleged offense. For example, if the burglary was carried out with assault, battery, or a dangerous weapon, it would be a first-degree felony. On the other hand, if the burglary occurred in a dwelling, structure, or conveyance with someone inside, the offense would be categorized as a second-degree felony. If no weapons were involved and the burglary took place in a structure or conveyance with no one inside, the offense would be considered a third-degree felony.

A first-degree felony can carry a maximum prison term of 30 years, while a second-degree felony is punishable by up to 15 years in jail. Third-degree felonies generally carry a prison term of no more than five years. A Wellington attorney can advise the potential penalties for your burglary charge based on the facts and elements involved.

Possible Defenses to Burglary Charges

A Wellington attorney could use defenses specific to your case and circumstances in helping you fight back against a burglary charge. For example, it may be possible to push back against an allegation of burglary by showing that the accused did not plan to carry out any criminal activity on the premises in question.

In other circumstances, innocence may be a plausible defense, or it may be possible that there was a case of mistaken identity in which the accused was charged with burglary. Entrapment and insufficient evidence could also be potential defenses to a burglary charge.

Contact a Wellington Burglary Attorney Today

If you are facing burglary charges, we are here to help. At Rossen Law Firm, we are committed to fighting for your rights and your future.

A Wellington burglary lawyer can delve into the details of your case and help you understand the best next course of action based on what that investigation produces. Our attorneys will ensure that every possible angle is examined and the right strategies are deployed to defend you against a burglary charge. Call today to set up your strategy session with a dedicated team member.

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