Virginia Beach Burglary Attorney
Is Burglary a Felony in Virginia?
In the State of Virginia, burglary is defined as any individual who commits to breaking into a private property or residence with the intent to steal or commit a felony. Burglary is typically charged as a class 3 felony with the penalty of up to 20 years in prison &/or a $100k fine, but if the burglary was commited with the use of a deadly weapon it is charged as a class 2 felony with the penalty of up to life in prison &/or a $100k fine.
We will fight to have your case dismissed or the charges dropped, no matter what the circumstances may be. Our goal is to ensure that your rights are protected throughout the entirety of your case. Whether you have been mistreated or wrongly accused, a Virginia Beach criminal attorney is prepared to bring your claim before the court.
McCormack & McCormack Burglary Defense Legal Counsel
When you are convicted of a property crime, you are not just facing the consequences of jail time. Your reputation and record may be permanently damaged, making it difficult for you to secure a respectable job afterwards. We will do everything we can to minimize your charges or have your case dismissed. We understand how important it is to keep your record clean, especially when it comes to burglary charges.
Before an individual can be convicted of burglary, the prosecution must be able to prove that there was an unauthorized break-in and entry. They must also be able to prove that there was intent to commit a crime once the individual was inside. If the individual believed that they had consent to enter the property, we will ensure that the court is aware of this. With this defense, we can prove that they are not guilty of burglary. If you had no intent to commit a crime, we may also be able to debunk the charges of burglary. If entrapment was involved, we will do everything possible to make sure that these charges are dropped.
If you would like to enlist the services of a Virginia Beach criminal lawyer from our firm, contact us today at (888) 490-0876. You can schedule a consultation or fill out an online case evaluation at any time.