Arrested for Burglary?

Why You Need a Criminal Defense Lawyer in New Hampshire & Maine

The firm of Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. aggressively defends burglary cases, taking the time to size up defenses and understand the circumstances surrounding a burglary allegation.

Under N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. §635:1, burglary occurs when a person enters a building or occupied structure with the plan to commit a further crime inside. Defending burglary charges requires an analysis of available defenses, including false identification and the motives of alleged victims to accuse someone wrongly. Our criminal defense lawyers also evaluate the circumstances surrounding such an allegation, including assessing concerns for drug and alcohol abuse, difficult domestic circumstances and gambling addictions. Often, we find that by addressing the underlying problem, we can create a compelling bargaining position to resolve even difficult burglary cases.

Defining Burglary and Theft Penalties

Burglary is either a Class A or a Class B Felony, depending on the circumstances. For instance, entering a home or other occupied structure at night, committing any burglary while armed or causing a serious bodily injury in the commission of a burglary results in a Class A Felony charge with exposure of up to 15 years at the New Hampshire State Prison. Other burglaries are considered Class B Felonies, resulting in as much as 7 years at the New Hampshire State Prison.

Retain Aggressive Criminal Defense

Call our offices immediately if you have been arrested and charged with burglary. Our legal team will investigate your case, work with you and identify available defenses. The State's burden in such cases is high, requiring that it prove the intention of the defendant to commit a crime inside. We are often able to cast a reasonable doubt in such cases. In others, we work with our clients to address the problems underlying burglary allegations, establishing the groundwork for meaningful negotiations. We may also be able to obtain a complete dismissal of your charges.

Contact us today to learn more about any available defense strategies. We can defend you from the lasting consequences of a theft crime conviction!

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