Burglary is basically taking the crime of criminal trespass one step further, by breaking and entering into a dwelling or other property along with the intention to commit a crime such as theft or other unlawful activities. It is considered a type of theft crime, but nothing needs to actually have been taken in order for a charge to be made. If you are accused of the act of burglary, don't wait to get in touch with a Columbus, OH criminal defense attorney, so that you can start being defended immediately. These crimes can come at a high cost and facing the potential repercussions of a conviction is critical.
When a person is convicted they can expect penalties such as these to be assessed:
Given that your future freedom and legal record could potentially be at stake, it is imperative that you seek the legal advice and representation of a competent Columbus criminal defense attorney if you are facing charges. Penalties can be severe and you will also deal with the mark on your criminal record. This can elongate the effects of a conviction, increasing the length of time that your life is hindered by a false accusation or one mistake. It is also crucial that you do not speak with anyone about your legal situation without your legal representative being present to protect your rights and help guide you during questioning or the submission of a statement. If you are charged for aggravated burglary then the penalties that you face can be increased. Aggravated burglary includes the use of a deadly weapon or dangerous ordinance during the crime.
At The Meranda Law Firm LTD, our seasoned legal team has over 15 years of experience and is extremely well versed and extensively knowledgeable in the laws and procedures that pertain to criminal defense in cases of burglary and aggravated burglary. We know how to build and present effective defensive strategies based on each of our clients' personal situations, as no two defenses will be the same and there is no cookie-cutter way of handling these complex cases. To prevent getting lost in the details of your burglary case you can go online and view the information about your case through the Licking County Municipal Clerk of Courts website.
We are dedicated to applying the creativity, skill and fortitude necessary to produce the best result possible in your situation. We understand what is on the line and will zealously fight to help preserve your freedoms and rights now and into the future. For swift and effective legal representation in your case, contact our firm to consult a Columbus criminal attorney now. Free initial case evaluations are available!