You can be accused of burglary for entering a building, home or store without permission and with the intention of committing a crime. In order for the prosecution to secure a conviction, both entry and intent must be proven beyond reasonable doubt.
A burglary conviction will land you in prison for several years and serious impact your future. That is why our seasoned Cleveland criminal defense attorneys are standing by to help you.
As with most crimes involving theft, burglary carries serious consequences and penalties. Most burglaries are second-degree felonies carrying two to eight years in jail. Second-degree burglary is characterized by the unauthorized entry with the intent to commit a crime inside.
Aggravated burglary is punishable by 3 to 11 years in jail and involves:
When you commit burglary in another individual's house or place of dwelling, the charges become even more severe. In some cases, we may be able to argue charges down to trespassing if there was only an unlawful entrance with no intention to commit a crime. No matter what charges you are facing, we can fight to make sure you receive favorable results.
If you have been charged with burglary in Cleveland, you should consult one of our qualified criminal defense attorneys. At Henderson, Mokhtari & Weatherly, we have been solely practicing criminal defense for two decades and are widely recognized for our professionalism and dedication to securing the best outcome for our clients.
Contact our firm now and Henderson, Mokhtari & Weatherly can begin your fight against your charges.