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Burglary is when a person knowingly enters a building or a house with the intention to commit a crime. In New York, burglary is considered one of the serious felonies.
Laws related to burglary in New York are very harsh and it is very important that a person who has been charged with burglary is represented by an experienced criminal defense lawyer.
Burglary charges in New York
For a person to be convicted of burglary, it must be proved that the person have entered or remained unlawfully in a house or building with the intention to commit a crime.
There are three degrees of burglary in New York- (1) Burglary in the First Degree, (2) Burglary in the Second Degree and (3) Burglary in the Third Degree.
Burglary in the Third Degree
Burglary in the Third Degree is considered a Class D Felony. It can result to a minimum jail term of 1 to 3 years and maximum jail term of 2.3 to 7 years. A person can be charged with burglary in the Third Degree when the person knowingly enters or remains unlawfully in a building with the intent to commit a crime.
Burglary in the Second Degree
Burglary in the second degree is considered a Class C Felony. It can result to minimum jail term of 3.5 years and maximum jail term of 15 years. A person can be charged with Burglary in the Second Degree when:
- The building is a house or a dwelling
- The person causes injury to an innocent person
- The person possesses a weapon or displays and or threatens to use a weapon.
Burglary in the First Degree
Burglary in the first degree is a Class B Felony. It can result to a minimum jail term of 5 years to a maximum of 25 years. A person can be charged with burglary in the First Degree when:
- The person commits a burglary of a dwelling (home)
- The person uses or threatens the use of dangerous instruments.
- The person causes physical injury to another person.
Law Office of Reuven J. Epstein defending clients facing burglary charges
The criminal defense lawyers at the law office of Reuven J. Epstein are skilled and experienced in dealing with burglary cases. They can successfully represent your burglary case in Rockland County and Orange County, New York. They will provide you the necessary guidance and counsel that you may need.