New York Burglary
A New York Burglary Lawyer will tell you that there are six types of Burglary offenses in New York. There is first through fourth degree Burglary, possession of Burglary tools, and attempted Burglary. First degree Burglary though Fourth Degree Burglary are classified as felony offenses. Burglary 1 is a B felony, and carries a possible sentence of up to 25 years in prison. Burglary 2 is a C felony, Burglary 3 is a D felony and Burglary 4 is an E felony. The remaining Burglary offenses are considered misdemeanors. If you have been charged with Burglary or other serious criminal offense such as Robbery, theft of services, Bank Fraud, grand larceny, petit larceny also known as shoplifting, drug possession or Possession of a Weapon, contact one of our New York Criminal Lawyers from Elliot Adler, P.C. for guidance.
Burglary is committed when an individual enters into a dwelling with the purposes of engaging a criminal act over and above the illegal entry into the dwelling. An example of Burglary would be a defendant breaking and entering into a house to steal money and jewelry. The two key elements that would satisfy the elements of Burglary in this instance would be the breaking into the house, and the theft of the money and jewelry.
There are different variables that distinguish one type of Burglary from another. Some of these factors would include whether a victim was injured, what crime was the defendant intending to commit, and whether a weapon was used. These factors provide points of contention to be argued between your New York Burglary Lawyer and the District Attorney. There may be areas of doubt for instance, if the victim was truly injured, or whether a weapon recovered at the crime scene was that of the defendant.
Being charged with Burglary is a serious crime, and calls for prompt and aggressive action by a New York Burglary Lawyer. The penalties you could face are substantial, and can include jail time, fines and probation. Speak with a New York Criminal Lawyer from Elliot Adler, P.C. today. We will provide you with valuable legal guidance and a free case consultation. We handle criminal cases throughout New York City, including in Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Staten Island. We also handle criminal matters in Westchester County, and Nassau County and Suffolk County on Long Island. Call us today at 212.785.1300.