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The Sanders Firm, P.C.: Burglary and Related Offenses

At The Sanders Firm, P.C., we provide legal counsel for those charged under Article 140 New York State Penal Law burglary and related offenses. Crimes listed under this article range from misdemeanors to class B felonies. Crimes that are considered misdemeanors are related to criminal trespass and possession of articles that may be used in a burglary. Criminal trespass and burglary in the third, second and first degrees are all felonies.

Defining Burglary and other Crimes

Article 140 focuses on burglary, criminal trespass, and possession of tools and devices one may use when involved in a burglary. Criminal trespass involves entering a building or dwelling or going on real property unlawfully and remaining there. Criminal trespass in the first degree, a class D felony, includes the basic elements of criminal trespass just noted plus the intention of committing a crime and being in possession of a weapon while on the premises.

Burglary occurs when someone enters a building or real property unlawfully with the intention of committing a crime. When one enters a building unlawfully with a weapon and with the intention of threatening to cause harm or actually causing harm with that weapon, the burglary moves into the category of being either burglary in the second (class C felony) or first degree (class B felony).

Arrested for Burglary

If you have been arrested for burglary, you will require the services of a seasoned criminal defense lawyer. Utilizing a defense lawyer who understands the intricacies of the New York State criminal justice system can help a defendant get the best outcome possible. You defense lawyer will discuss your case with you, evaluating all evidence, talking with all persons appropriate to the investigation, and developing a defense strategy. In this process, the defendant’s participation is important in ensuring that the best possible outcome.

Understanding Your Rights

Under the law, each person charged with a crime is innocent until they are proven guilty. It is the prosecutions job to prove the defendant’s guilt. The criminal defense lawyer is charged with making sure that his clients receives due process before, during, and after the trial, and that all aspects of the trial are in every way fair. Additionally, a defense lawyer in consultation with the defendant is trusted to devise the strongest possible defense for the client.

Depending upon the evidence, the seriousness of the crime, and other factors, the chances for acquittal may or may not be good. Whatever the case may be it is the defense lawyer’s job to do everything possible to win acquittal for the client. If you are in need of a criminal defense lawyer, contact The Sanders Firm, P.C. You will be put in touch with one of our seasoned criminal defense attorneys who will begin working on you case immediately. At The Sanders Firm, P.C. we are your voice for justice.