Burglary is a serious theft crime charge that can greatly impact your life for years to come. By simply crossing a secure threshold into somewhere you have no lawful right to be, you can be accused of burglary. A conviction can bring serious consequences with it, including incarceration and thousands of dollars in fines. Even if you have been charged, remember, you still have a right to an attorney and legal defense.
At Gracia & Mintz, our Prince George's County burglary attorneys can fight back against burglary charges and seek a dismissal of your charges. Our firm's priority has always been obtaining favorable results for our clients, no matter how complicated their cases may be. We put ourselves at our clients' disposal and can be reached 24/7 to resolve any of your questions or concerns.
Burglary is often referred to as breaking and entering even though technically no forced entry needs to have been made. Further, no theft needs to take place—only physically being on someone else's property without permission, with the intent to commit a crime.
The definitions and penalties of the various degrees of burglary include:
To be convicted of burglary, it must be proven that you entered a structure, dwelling, or enclosure with such intentions as mentioned above. If you were simply on someone's property unlawfully, your Prince George's County burglary attorney could argue your charge down to one of trespassing, bringing much lighter penalties.
At Gracia & Mintz, we work hard to get our clients' charges reduced, dropped, or dismissed. We know you value your freedom and we strive to preserve it by fighting your burglary charges. Our Prince George's County burglary lawyers can listen to your side of the story and prepare a strong defense strategy to protect you at all costs from a conviction. We can be reached at any time and we look forward to putting our experience to work for you!