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Phoenix, AZ Burglary - Criminal Defense Attorney
A conviction for burglary can result in a permanent criminal record, prison, and substantial fines. In some cases, if there have been other burglaries in the area, prosecutors and investigators may attempt to connect you to those crimes as well. As a result, you could be facing multiple burglary charges and additional time in prison if convicted. Additionally, your sentence could be increased if a gun or deadly instrument was found or used during the commission of the burglary. Since burglary is a serious felony in Arizona, if convicted, you could face between ½ 7 to 21 years in prison if the State alleges dangerous allegations. At the Suzuki Law Offices, L.L.C., we defend people arrested on burglary charges. Since eyewitness testimony and security camera footage is often unreliable, our attorneys work with private investigators and forensic experts in challenging the evidence entered against our client.
If you've been arrested or are under investigation for burglary, don't say anything to police or investigators without consulting an attorney first. To schedule an appointment and discuss your case, contact the criminal defense lawyers at the Suzuki Law Offices today.
Burglary, Felonies, and Penalties
In Arizona, there are three different degrees of burglary carrying different kinds of penalties for each. In general, burglary is broken down into one of the following categories:
- First Degree Burglary: Unlawfully entering a home, business, or property while in possession of a weapon or explosive device with the intent to steal. For non-residential property, this is a class 3 with a mandatory prison term of 5 to 15 years in prison. For residential property, this is a class 2 felony with a mandatory prison term of 7 to 21 years in prison.
- Second Degree Burglary: Illegally entering or remaining in a residential building in order to commit a theft or felony. This is a class 3 felony and may receive a prison term of 2.5 to 7 years in prison.
- Third Degree Burglary: Entering a non-residential building, fenced property, or automobile in order to steal or commit a felony. This is a class 4 felony and may receive a prison term of 1.5 to 3 years in prison.
Fighting Burglary Charges
Even if there is no question of you being in someone's home or a building illegally, whether or not you are guilty of burglary depends on a number of factors. Depending on the circumstances of your case and your criminal history, we may be able to reduce the charges or sentence against you if there is enough evidence to undermine the prosecution's version of the events. For example, being in someone's garage or entering a place of business after it's closed may be illegal but it doesn't necessarily constitute burglary. If we can show that the evidence provided does not support the charges, or the degree of the charges against you, the court may decide to reduce or dismiss the charges against you.
Contact the Criminal Defense Attorneys at the Suzuki Law Offices
Burglary is a serious charge. If you've been arrested for burglary, contact the criminal defense attorneys at the Suzuki Law Offices today to schedule a free, confidential consultation to discuss your case.Click Here for a Free Case Evaluation