Fighting a Charge of Burglary
A person may be charged with burglary even when physical ”breaking and entering” does not take place. Burglary involves entering any type of structure (such as a home, business, apartment, vehicle, or boat). During the commission of a burglary, a person may have entered by any number of means, including trespassing using stolen keys, climbing through an unlocked window, or simply opening a door. Most burglaries do not involve face-to-face contact or the use of a deadly weapon, in contrast to many robbery cases.
Burglary may be charged as either a state or federal offense. It is extremely crucial to the outcome of your case that if you have been accused of burglary you speak to a criminal defense attorney immediately. A knowledgeable attorney can help to make sure that your rights are not violated by prosecutors or law enforcement. Since many burglary cases do not involve any witnesses, prosecutors often rely heavily on surveillance video and crime scene evidence to obtain a conviction.
At Pappalardo & Pappalardo, LLP, we can conduct our own investigation into the charges that you may face. Our criminal defense lawyers will attempt to unravel the prosecution’s case by using intelligent defense tactics and our knowledge and experience in this field. Our attorneys are very aggressive when defending the rights of clients accused of a crime. It is our goal to prove our client’s innocence whenever possible in order to help them avoid severe penalties and a lifetime mark on their criminal record.