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Burglary

Facing Burglary Charges in New York City?

The Law Offices of Daniel A. Hochheiser is Here to Help Residents of New Rochelle, Yonkers & White Plains

If you were caught breaking into a building with the intention of committing a felony, you could be charged with burglary. Even if you were not actually able to complete the robbery / murder / other felony that you were allegedly intending to commit, you could still be charged with burglary. You do not even need to damage property when entering in order to be charged with burglary. Even if the window or door that you allegedly entered the building through was unlocked, you could still be charged with burglary.

A burglary charge is a very serious violent crime charge. If you or a loved one is facing any type of theft charges, it is extremely important that you have the proper defense to ensure that your rights are upheld throughout the trial process. The Law Offices of Daniel A. Hochheiser is a prominent criminal defense firm with decades of experience in all types of defense.

Information About Your Burglary Charges

The different types of burglary that you can be charged with include the following:

Burglary in the third degree – If you have been charged with this type of burglary, it is because you allegedly knowingly entered a building with the intention to commit a crime. This can be charged as a class D felony, resulting in up to seven years imprisonment.

Burglary in the second degree – If you have been charged with 2nd degree burglary, you allegedly entered a building with the intent to commit a crime and you:

  • Were armed with a firearm
  • Were armed with explosives
  • Caused physical injury to a person

You can also be charged with this type of burglary if you entered a residence/dwelling with the intention to commit a crime. This can be charged as a class C felony, resulting in up to fifteen years imprisonment.

Burglary in the first degree – If you enter a residence/dwelling knowingly with the intention of committing a crime, you can be charged with burglary in the first degree. To be charged with this degree, you must also:

  • Be armed with explosives or a deadly weapon or;
  • Cause injury to another person or;
  • Use/threaten to use a dangerous instrument/weapon or
  • Display a firearm

Contact a NYC Criminal Lawyer Today

This type of burglary can be charged as a class B felony, resulting in up to 25 years imprisonment. No matter what the circumstances of your burglary charge, you need to ensure that you have the assistance of a competent lawyer. At the Law Offices of Daniel A. Hochheiser, our New York City criminal attorneys have successfully defended countless individuals facing all types of burglary charges in the state.

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