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What to Expect If Convicted of Burglary in Ohio

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:

  • Incarceration
  • Fines
  • Restitution
  • Criminal record, which can make it difficult in the future to find and maintain employment, lease property and hinder you in other opportunities that rely on the results of a background check

Defending Against Burglary Charges

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.

Let The Meranda Law Firm LTD Protect Your Rights

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!

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Reviews & Testimonials

At The Meranda Law Firm LTD, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

    “As stress free as it can be”
    A criminal case can be very stressful. The Meranda Law Firm can help you with this process. Zack is there to make sure that you get the best personal one on one help you can get. So you don't get pushed around in the system. Takes all the worry out of your case. Very down to earth guy. Easy to talk too. Without Zack I don't know where I would be right now. Thanks Zack; can't tell you how much I appreciate the help you gave me. If you are looking for a lawyer that can take the stress out of your case Zack is your guy
    - Jeff w
    “Great Representation”
    There are three reasons I recommend Zachuary Meranda if you are arrested for DUI. First off, he is a straight shooter. Never did he sugar coat my situation. Second, he handled everything while keeping me informed and walked me through everything as it progressed. Third, he got me the result- NO DUI!!! Thanks Zak!
    - Shane Dolen
    “Excellent job!”
    We are very appreciative of the efforts put forth by Zach Meranda. The outcome was positive and he made us feel secure in an out of control situation. Felt glad to have him defending us and having his common sense approach to our case. We would recommend his services to anyone in need.
    - Anonymous
    “I Highly Recommend The Meranda Law Firm”
    I couldn't have asked for a better attorney. I've had other attorneys and Zach is the only one that actually knew my case and put a lot of time and effort into making sure the outcome was good, which it definitely was. I really think he is one of the best attorneys & I highly recommend him to anyone that needs legal help.
    - Payton R
    “Great work!!”
    Zach Meranda was a real attorney with a no bull shit strategy!!! But he won my criminal case even when the odds were against me and I thank him and his associates!!
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    “Great Job”
    Zach did a great job representing me. He worked hard to take care of me in my case. If I ever need a lawyer again, I'll definitely give him a call first.
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    “Great Attorney”
    Zach is a great attorney. He has represented me twice and both times I got positive results. If you need an attorney call The Meranda Law Firm, he's the best.
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    “An Attorney That Will Give You His All!”
    Zach is incredibly professional and will work as hard as he can for you, no matter how big or small your case is. He shows genuine concern and interest in his client and the situation. He is straight forward and honest. Zach was the third attorney on my case and the only one that actually took the time to become familiar with my case. He was not intimidated as my previous attorneys were and his competency resulted in my case ending in a very satisfying outcome.
    - Rylan Burrie

Have Questions?

We Have Answers!
  • What should I do if my child was arrested?
    No parent wants their child to have to go through an ordeal like being arrested. When these situations do occur, it can be difficult to determine what the best course of action would be. The juvenile justice system is different from the adult justice system and so it is important that you have a legal representative who understands the juvenile system and can help you get through this time. Whether your child has been accused of DUI, a drug crime, a misdemeanor, or a felony, you will be able to have peace of mind knowing that we are there helping you every step of the way.
  • Can I afford a criminal defense attorney?
    Another question you will have to consider when deciding which defense lawyer to handle your case is whether or not you can afford it. At The Meranda Law Firm LTD, we want to be able to provide reasonable rates to our clients so that you can get the help you need. In order to give you an idea of how much it will be, we will meet with you in a free consultation and discuss what kind of fees you could expect.
  • How do I appeal my conviction?
    What should you do if you have already been convicted of a crime and have received your sentence? If you believe that justice was not served, your first step should be to contact our firm to see if we could help you appeal your case. Not every attorney takes on appeal cases they can be more complex and time-consuming than other cases. At The Meranda Law Firm LTD, however, we are committed to fighting for the rights of our clients, no matter how difficult the case. If you want us to look over your case, please contact our team as soon as possible.

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