Arrested on Burglary Charges in Pennsylvania?
Defend Your Rights with an Aggressive, Experienced Defense Lawyer!
Burglary is a felony charge where you could be facing serious jail
time. With any serious felony criminal charge, you need to take
action right away to preserve all of the legal defense options
available to you.
If you don't act right away, you may lose the chance to
investigate the evidence against you and give up your best
opportunities, and get the charges reduced or dismissed. Contact us
for a free criminal defense legal consultation on your Pennsylvania
burglary arrest as soon as possible.
What is Burglary?
Under Pennsylvania criminal laws, burglary is
defined as entering a building illegally with the intent to commit a
Burglary is charged as a first degree felony in most
cases, if the alleged burglary took place in someone's home, or
other people were present at the time of the incident.
If the building is not a home (adapted for overnight
accommodation) AND if no one is present at the time
of entry, Pennsylvania law classifies it as a second degree felony
Also note that the law states "A person may not be convicted
both for burglary and for the offense which it was his intent to
commit after the burglarious entry or for an attempt to commit that
offense, unless the additional offense constitutes a felony of the
first or second degree."
Typically, this means if you are also accused of theft during a
burglary, they can't also charge you with the
theft offense unless it is a serious felony theft charge.
How to Fight a Burglary Charge in PA
We can attack each element of the charge individually to
challenge the commonwealth's evidence. Can they prove that you
entered the building as they claimed? What is the evidence? Are
there witnesses to establish that beyond a reasonable doubt?
In many cases, it makes sense to try to get the charges reduced
to theft or another charge, especially if we can the charges reduced
from a felony to a misdemeanor.
Free Consultation for Legal Defense of Burglary Charges in PA
With any criminal charge, particularly a serious felony like
burglary where you are facing jail time, you need top legal
advice to work with you to reduce the risk of such severe
punishments. Call us, and we'll tell you exactly what we can do to
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