East Brunswick Burglary Lawyer
Aggressive Defense for Clients in Middlesex County & Beyond
Facing a burglary charge is an immensely consequential situation. A conviction could result in substantial prison time, fines, and life-altering consequences. If you are arrested or under investigation for burglary, swift action is imperative to safeguard your rights and protect your future. The Law Offices of Ryan E. Gilbert, LLC, stands ready to assist you in comprehending the gravity of the charges against you and to construct a formidable defense on your behalf.
Call the Law Offices of Ryan E. Gilbert, LLC today at (866) 760-6430 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our burglary attorney in East Brunswick!
What is Burglary?
Burglary, as defined in New Jersey law, involves unlawful entry into a structure intending to commit a crime, typically theft or another felony, therein. The crucial elements include trespassing and the requisite criminal intent. It is important to note that burglary charges can escalate based on factors such as the presence of weapons or the nature of the alleged crime.
Understanding the nuances of burglary charges is pivotal in constructing a robust defense strategy. Our legal team at the Law Offices of Ryan E. Gilbert, LLC, is well-versed in the intricacies of New Jersey's burglary laws and is poised to offer comprehensive legal guidance to those navigating such legal challenges.
What are the Penalties for Burglary in New Jersey?
When confronting burglary charges in East Brunswick, individuals must be aware of the potential penalties associated with this offense. Potential penalties include:
First Degree Burglary:
- Punishable by 10 to 20 years of imprisonment
- Potential fines reaching up to $200,000
Second Degree Burglary:
- Carries a potential sentence of 5 to 10 years in prison
- Maximum fines of $150,000
Third Degree Burglary:
- Incurs a possible prison term of 3 to 5 years
- Maximum fines of $15,000
In addition to these penalties, a burglary conviction can have long-lasting consequences, including a tarnished criminal record and challenges securing employment or housing.
Defenses Against Burglary Charges
Mounting a formidable defense against burglary charges requires a nuanced understanding of legal strategies and precedents. At the Law Offices of Ryan E. Gilbert, LLC, our legal team is equipped to explore various defenses tailored to the unique circumstances of each case.
- Lack of Intent: Proving criminal intent is pivotal in a burglary case. Our attorneys meticulously examine the evidence to challenge the prosecution's assertion of intent, aiming to demonstrate that the accused had no intention of committing a crime upon entering the premises.
- Mistaken Identity: In certain instances, individuals may face false accusations due to mistaken identity. We rigorously investigate the circumstances surrounding the arrest, seeking to establish an alibi or present evidence that casts doubt on the accuracy of witness identifications.
- Unlawful Search and Seizure: constitutional rights protect individuals from unlawful searches and seizures. If law enforcement violates these rights during the investigation or arrest, our legal team will pursue the exclusion of evidence obtained illegally, potentially weakening the prosecution's case.
- Lack of Evidence: Challenging the sufficiency of evidence is a fundamental aspect of any defense strategy. Our attorneys meticulously scrutinize the prosecution's case to identify weaknesses or gaps in the evidence that may result in a favorable outcome for the accused.
Contact Our East Brunswick Burglary Attorney Today
Navigating the legal complexities of burglary charges demands a steadfast commitment to justice and a deep understanding of New Jersey's criminal laws. The Law Offices of Ryan E. Gilbert, LLC, pledges to stand by individuals facing burglary accusations, provide unwavering legal support, and leverage our expertise to pursue the best possible outcome for our clients. If you find yourself entangled in the legal repercussions of burglary, trust our seasoned legal professionals to guide you through the legal process and vigorously defend your rights.
Contact the Law Offices of Ryan E. Gilbert, LLC today to schedule a meeting with our burglary lawyer in East Brunswick!
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