A charge of burglary is a serious charge. In order to be convicted of burglary, someone must have entered a building in an unauthorized way with the intention of stealing something or of committing a crime. Burglary is different from robbery, which is taking property from someone without permission with the use of force or intimidation. The charge of burglary is often a felony and always leaves a negative mark on your criminal record which can interfere with your ability to get the job you want, to get a loan, or even to buy the house or rent the apartment of your dreams. If you’ve been charged with burglary, you need to speak with a skilled burglary charges defense attorney who understands the laws and penalties related to this crime.
Possible Burglary Charges Defenses
There are many ways in which an experienced attorney may defend a client when he/she is charged with the crime of burglary. The prosecutor must be able to establish the client’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, so it can be argued that the client or defendant believed he/she had the consent of the building owner before entering. If the defendant had no intention of committing the crime, then the element of intention is lacking and he/she may be found innocent. There could also be a case of duress or entrapment in which the defendant was somehow forced or convinced to commit the crime, which would then absolve him/her of responsibility. A skilled attorney may consider using any of these defenses to reduce the client’s charges and penalties.
Call to Schedule a Free Consultation With a Pennsylvania Burglary Charges Defense Attorney Today
If you have been charged with the crime of burglary, call to schedule a free consultation with a Pennsylvania burglary charges defense attorney today. The legal experts at the Peters Law Firm have the knowledge and resources to build an effective defense for your case. We serve the cities of Scranton and Clark Summit as well as Wyoming County, Tunkhannock County, Luzerne County, Wayne County, Susquehanna County, and Lackawanna County. Visit our web page at peterslawfirmpa.com or give us a call at 570-585-0707 and let us be the legal advocates you need.