Burglary is a non-violent crime that involves the entering of a structure, typically a home, business or automobile with the purpose of committing a crime. The degree and severity of the burglary charge you are facing depends upon the nature of the crime the actor intends to commit following the unlawful entry. Burglary is typically a crime of the third degree subjecting the actor to up to 5 years in New Jersey state prison, unless in the commission of the offense the actor knowingly or recklessly inflicts, attempts to inflict or threatens to inflict bodily harm on anyone, or is armed with weapons or explosives. In cases of this nature, burglary is elevated to a crime of the second degree subjecting the actor to up to 10 years in New Jersey state prison.
South Jersey burglary defense lawyers at Kahn, Gigliotti and Associates have significant experience in successfully handling burglary cases at all levels and have the skill and experience necessary to formulate an effective legal defense in your case.
Most importantly, our team has the vast experience needed to effectively and correctly evaluate your options. Whether the resolution of your case should be a trial or a plea agreement, be assured that it is a decision which will be made intelligently and mutually.