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Burglary Defense Lawyer in New Hampshire

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. If you are accused of or being investigated for burglary, contact our attorneys immediately for prompt and vigorous defense.

Definition of Burglary in New Hampshire

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.

Some examples of burglary can include:

  • Trespassing on someone's property (even without theft)
  • Entering someone's home without their permission and threatening or assaulting them
  • Breaking into a home and taking something that does not belong to you

Essentially, if you are inside a building or broke into a vehicle with the intention of committing an illegal offense, you can be charged with burglary.

Burglary 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.

Defenses for Burglary Charges

Defending burglary charges requires an analysis of available defenses, including false identification and the motives of alleged victims to accuse someone wrongly.

Our 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.

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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  • Aggravated Felonious Sexual Assault Charges Dropped

    Grafton County Superior Court

  • Criminal Threatening Not Guilty

    Merrimack County Superior Court

  • Second Degree Assault Case Not Guilty

    Rockingham County Superior Court

  • Possession of Alcohol Charges Dropped

    Plymouth District Court

  • Assault Against a Police Officer Acquittal After Trial
  • Aggravated Felonious Sexual Assault Not Guilty
  • Importing Counterfeit Prescription Drugs Dismissed
  • Simple Assault & Criminal Threatening Not Guilty & No Convictions
  • Aggravated Felonious Sexual Assault Charges Dropped

    Merrimack County Superior Court

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    - Theodore W.
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