Burglary Law

Burglary law refers to the prosecution and defense of crimes in which the defendant is accused of entering into or remaining inside a structure with the intent of committing a theft or other serious illegal act. The offense is usually treated as a felony, meaning that convicted individuals face a year or more in prison. Many states impose enhanced penalties if the structure entered into is a home, or if it was occupied at the time the crime was committed.

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  • When Is it Time to Consult with a Criminal Defense Attorney?

    Many people aren't certain when it's time to speak with a Fairfax criminal defense attorney. Perhaps you have been questioned by police regarding a break-in to someone's home, a drug crime, or even an assault. Maybe you are being investigated and are understandably nervous as to whether you are about to be charged with a crime. Regardless of whether you are innocent or guilty of a minor or more serious crime, when is it time to seek legal counsel?

  • Florida Sentencing Enhancements: 10-20-Life

    This article provides a general overview of Florida's 10-20-Life statute. 10-20-Life operates to enhance the penalties of those offenders to who use weapons and, more specifically, firearms during the commission or attempted commission of certain felony offenses.

  • Florida Sentencing Enhancements Pt. 3: Three Time Violent Felony Offenders & Violent Career Criminals

    This article is the third installment in our Florida Sentencing Enhancements series and presents an overview of the Three Time Violent Felony Offender and Violent Career Criminal statutes.

  • What Are the Laws Against Looting?
      by HG.org

    After a natural catastrophe, riots, terrorist attack, or other devastating event, it is not uncommon for some members of society to take to the streets and begin taking almost anything they want. Sometimes looters only take necessities, like food, water, and toilet paper, but more often than not, looters are taking items of value like televisions, computers, jewelery, etc. How does the law deal with this and what are a person's rights when trying to prevent looting?

  • Charged with Burglary in Virginia?

    Congratulations, you've been initiated into the criminal justice system and you need a good Alexandria criminal defense attorney to represent you.

  • When Law Enforcement Cannot Solve It, Private Recovery Agency Tracks Stolen Art
      by HG.org

    What happens when famous pieces of art are stolen and law enforcement leads run dry? Private recovery agencies are called upon to bring back these multimillion dollar masterpieces, often taking years to track the work, earning staggering fees, and blurring the line between legal and illegal activities.

  • Burglary Offenses in the Tampa Bay Area

    Simply put, burglary involves entering a house, structure, business, or vehicle without the consent of the owner and with the intent to commit a criminal offense once inside. Burglary is an invasive property crime that can have some very serious, life altering consequences for the accused person.

  • Florida Sentencing Enhancements Pt. 1: Prison Releasee Re-Offenders

    Florida has some harsh recidivist sentencing statutes, the most draconian of which is the PRR statute. This article outlines the circumstances under which the statute applies, and its implications for an accused person.

  • Burglary Charges under California Penal Code 459
      by HG.org

    California Penal Code 459 discusses burglaries and proscribes which type of activity may result in a conviction for first or second degree burglary. Subsequent statutes discuss the legal ramifications of a conviction under this section of the criminal code.

  • Overview of Misdemeanor Charges in Las Vegas

    Misdemeanor Charges - A misdemeanor is an offense that the criminal justice system considers less serious than a felony. The offense is normally punishable by fines up to $1,000 and imprisonment for up to six months. Felony offenses are punishable by a year or more in prison. Misdemeanor sentences are typically served in a local jail.


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