Burglary Attorney in NYC

Proven Criminal Defense Lawyer in New York

When a person goes into another's home unlawfully with the intent to engage in a criminal act, it is considered burglary. If you or a loved one have been arrested for burglary in the New York City area, get in touch with a New York criminal defense attorney from the Law Office of Richard Southard for legal advice.

Penalties for Burglary

Third degree burglary is considered a felony and a conviction could bring up to seven years in jail. It is crucial for you to retain legal counsel and representation as soon as possible. With the right defense on your side, you can effectively fight your charges.

Second degree burglary is a violent felony punishable by 3.5 to 15 years in prison. When a person enters a home and stays unlawfully with the intent to commit a crime, or burglarizes a building and injures a person in the process, they can be charged with a second degree offense.

First degree burglary is also considered a violent felony. Convictions can bring a prison sentence of 5 to 25 years. First degree burglary occurs when a person burglarizes a home and is either armed with a weapon or causes harm to another person.

Burglary charges can often accompany other offenses, such as:

  • Assault
  • Grand larceny
  • Criminal possession of a weapon
  • Criminal possession stolen property

If you if did not actually commit a crime or theft on a person's property, you can still be charged with burglary. There need only be the intent to commit a crime in order for law enforcement to charge you under New York laws.

Attorney Southard Can Provide Counsel

Since laws regarding burglary in New York are so severe, it is vital that you have representation from the Law Office of Richard Southard if you have been arrested. Having a former prosecutor on your side who understands how the prosecution thinks can give you the edge you need to beat your charges.

Don't wait to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney if you have been charged with burglary!