Chester County Burglary Attorney
Criminal Charges for Burglary
When evidence and guilt is not in question, extenuating circumstances may convince the court to either reduce the charges against you or the sentence you face. As your assault lawyer, I work with prosecutors in exploring alternative sentencing options when a plea of “guilty” may be in your best interest. In certain cases where provocation, a medical condition, or alcohol is involved, it may be possible to avoid jail or a heavy fine in exchange for a promise to get counseling, provide community service, and agree to probation.
The charge of burglary is a felony offense and occurs when some breaks and enters into a property to commence a crime. A burglary has different punishment based on whether the premises is residence, unoccupied, occupied or a business.
Breaking and Entering is a misdemeanor offense that occurs when someone breaks into premises which they are not licensed to do so. Criminal Trespass is a misdemeanor offense that occurs when someone enters premises which they are not license to do so but without breaking and entering. Defiant Trespass is a summary offense caused when a person enters upon the property of another despite warning not to do so.
Contact a Chester County Defense Lawyer
While there are no guarantees in criminal defense law in Chester County, understanding your rights and the legal options available to you can improve your chances when defending yourself from charges of burglary, breaking and entering or trespass. As a criminal defense attorney with years of experience in our criminal justice system, I understand how to negotiate with the court, how to identify questionable police conduct and suspicious testimony, and prevent clients from making certain kinds of mistakes.
You also need Chester County criminal lawyers both passionate in what they do and compassionate in their treatment of their clients. You deserve a Philadelphia criminal defense lawyer that is available when you need him, treats you with respect, and protects your rights vigorously. We make your choice all the clearer fighting for clients throughout Chester County. For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced Pennsylvania criminal defense lawyer, contact us at (610) 692-8700.