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Poughkeepsie Burglary Attorney

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Burglary is a serious crime. If you are facing charges, we encourage you to contact our Poughkeepsie burglary attorney right away. You cannot afford to navigate your case on your own, which is why we are here to provide the counsel and support you need.

With more than 50 years of combined experience under our belts, our legal team knows how to take on tough charges. We offer hard-hitting defense and relentless representation in and out of the courtroom. You may be accused of committing a felony, which could ruin your reputation and future for years to come. Do not wait to get the strategic defense and legal counsel you deserve!

What type of penalties am I facing for burglary?

Unlike general theft crimes, burglary specifically refers to when an individual unlawfully enters a home, or in some cases, a building. There must be an intent to commit a crime, though the crime itself need not always be carried out. That means you could be arrested and charged even if you never stole a single piece of property! New York laws are harsh in regards to burglary, making it even more crucial that you have a lawyer by your side.

Depending on your charges, you could be facing the following penalties:

  • Possession of burglar's tools: This may include any tool or instrument used for burglary or theft. As a class A misdemeanor, this charge still carries serious penalties, including a maximum of a year in jail and potential fines.
  • Burglary in the third degree: When a person knowingly enters/remains in a building with the intent to commit a crime, such as theft, they can be charged with burglary. This is a class D felony and carries up to 7 years in jail or alternative sentencing options.
  • Burglary in the second degree: When a person unlawfully enters or remains in a dwelling, or home, with the intent to commit a crime, injures someone in a building burglary, or possess a weapon during the crime, this is considered a class C violent felony. It is punishable by 15 years in jail.
  • Burglary in the first degree: When a person commits burglary of a dwelling, or home, and is either armed with a weapon or causes an injury to another individual, it is a class B violent felony. This carries between 5 and 25 years in jail.

You cannot take your burglary charges lightly! If you are convicted of a felony level offense, you will suffer more than just criminal punishments through the courts. It may be difficult for you to obtain a job, pursue further education, or even secure housing.

Do not delay in contacting Michael R. Varble & Associates, P.C. to discuss your charges. Schedule your free consultation with us today.

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