Burglary is committed when a person enters or remains unlawfully in a building with the intent to commit a crime therein.
Under New York law there are three primary classifications of burglary charges. All of them are felonies. At a minimum, burglary is a class "D" felony. Higher felony offense levels occur when the building is a dwelling (a place where people commonly sleep), when the person uses a weapon or dangerous instrument, when a person displays what appears to be a firearm, and when an a person other than a participant is injured. Even being in possession of burglary tools, without having yet committed a burglary, could result in misdemeanor charges and up to a year in jail.
If you or a loved one have been charged with or arrested for burglary, you need a Rockland County criminal attorney who will aggressively fight for your rights. I have been in practice for over 15 years and have a strong and successful track record when it comes to defending clients accused of criminal charges.
My firm provides criminal defense for clients facing burglary charges in Rockland County, NYC, Hudson Valley and New York State. Whether you have been arrested for, or officially charged with, burglary you need to secure legal representation.
As a former Senior Assistant District Attorney and former Narcotics Prosecutor I understand both sides of criminal defense cases. This knowledge and experience is key when evaluating and reviewing cases, and in order to determine the best legal options to pursue.
To schedule a confidential consultation for review and evaluation of the burglary charges against you, contact a Rockland burglary attorney at The Law Office of William J. Reddy today.