Burglary Defense Lawyer in Worcester
Immediately contacting a Worcester criminal defense attorney is the most important thing a person can do when faced with an investigation or formal charges involving burglary. A conviction may result in life imprisonment. In the face of aggressive measures taken by the government to try to put a defendant behind bars, he or she needs the best defense possible. That is precisely what the attorneys at the Massachusetts DUI Defense Group are committed to providing.
If you have been charged with breaking and entering in Worcester or anywhere in Massachusetts, call (800) 82-DEFENSE (1-800-823-3336). Learn how the criminal defense lawyers at the Massachusetts DUI Defense Group can help.
Legal Information About Breaking and Entering
Burglary is a criminal offense that involves breaking into and entering another's property with the intent of committing theft or any felony offense. Though burglary is most commonly associated with theft crimes, breaking into and entering a structure with the intent of committing rape, murder, aggravated assault or another felony offense may also be considered burglary. It does not matter whether the intended offense was actually carried out, only that the defendant entered the property with the intention of committing the offense.
Penalties Associated With Breaking and Entering
Unarmed burglary: Punishable by incarceration in state prison for up to 20 years. If the defendant has a prior burglary conviction, he or she may face a mandatory minimum term of five years in prison.
Armed burglary: Punishable by 10 years to life in prison. If the defendant was armed with a firearm, machine gun, shotgun, rifle or other assault weapon, he or she may face 15 years to life in prison. If the defendant has a prior conviction of this kind, his or her sentence cannot be reduced and he or she cannot qualify for probation.
Our Attorneys Ask the Questions That Help Get Charges Dropped
Was evidence properly acquired and processed? Did law enforcement violate procedure in any way? Are there issues with evidence or witness testimony against you? These are all questions that our attorneys will ask when handling burglary charges for clients in the Worcester area.
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The best thing we offer is our FREE, no-obligation consultation on theft charges. Call us at (800) 82-DEFENSE (1-800-823-3336) to set up a FREE, no-obligation consultation or use our online form to schedule your appointment.