As burglary defense lawyers, we find that many of our clients are confused by their charges. After all, they associate burglary with theft. Even if you walked into a building to steal something and decided against it, you could find yourself facing burglary charges.
Penalties for Burglary Convictions in New Jersey
In many cases, burglary is classified as a third-degree felony. Third-degree felonies carry a sentence of up to five years in New Jersey’s state prison system. Although our initial goal is to see acquittal on your behalf, it may be in your best interests to discuss a plea bargain. Our criminal defense attorneys are experienced negotiated who must receive authorization from you before agreeing to accept a guilty plea to lesser charges.
There are a few incidences when your burglary charge may be considered a second-degree felony. This is true when bodily injury is used or threatened. If you are accused of using explosives or a deadly weapon in conjunction with your offense, you may also be facing a second-degree felony conviction. The associated penalties include up to ten years imprisonment.
At Law Office of DiFrancia & DeDona, P.C., our New Jersey criminal defense lawyers will fight hard on your behalf. Contact us to see how we can help!