Bucks County Burglary Lawyer

It is important to understand that the definition of Burglary in Pennsylvania does not necessarily conform to the common understanding of the crime. Contrary to popular belief, you do not need to actually physically take or steal property in order to commit this crime. Burglary in the Commonwealth is defined simply as entering a structure with the intent to commit a crime. This means a great number of unlawful actions may, in fact, constitute burglary. Given the gravity of the offense, and the relatively low threshold that must be met by the prosecution in order to prove it, it is vital that you retain counsel if charged with this crime. If you have been charged with Burglary, call The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. today. Our Criminal Defense Attorneys can provide you with an aggressive form of representation, and with the assistance necessary to attain the best possible results. Call today to schedule an entirely free consultation with one of our associates.

Burglary Lawyer in Bucks County

Burglary is not considered a minor crime. That is, unless you consider spending as much as twenty years in prison to be of little consequence. Burglary is a felony – more serious than the lesser classification of misdemeanor – and accordingly carries with it a significant penalty. When you are accused of burglary of either a commercial or residential structure or vehicle in Bucks County, the consequences can be quite detrimental to your freedom. Burglary is a very serious criminal offense that can result in a prison sentence and a felony on your criminal record. At The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we believe that you deserve the best defense possible, and will thoroughly investigate the evidence that surrounds your case. A defense strategy can be formulated with the goal of having your charges completely dismissed or reduced. Our criminal defense team understands the system of justice from both sides and will be able to utilize this knowledge to your benefit. Burglary is a second-degree felony unless one of these two factors were present at the time of the offense:
    • (1) The building is equipped as a place for an overnight stay
    • (2) There were other people in the building
If either of these were the case at the time of the alleged offense then said offense would amount to a first-degree felony charge.

Possible defenses against burglary include:

    • (1) The building was abandoned
    • (2) The premises are generally open to the public
    • (3) The defendant is otherwise permitted to enter the structure
Regarding the determination of potential defenses in your specific case, it is important to provide your attorney with as much information as possible. The circumstances of your entering the building and the details of your arrest may be determinative with respect to your case.

Conspiracy to Commit Burglary

In Pennsylvania, it is a crime for two or more people to

  • (1) agree on a plan to commit a burglary, or
  • (2) attempt a burglary, or
  • (3) solicit another to participate in a burglary attempt.
Merely being the brains behind the crime, or even just the lookout who never even entered the building, can result in a charge of conspiracy to commit Burglary. Here, simple participation towards the ends is enough to be facing consequences on par with those charged with actual burglary. If you find yourself involved in a conspiracy to commit a burglary, contact a lawyer immediately to learn how to adequately withdraw, and avoid possible prosecution. The Criminal Defense Lawyers with The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. can help.

Why Do I Need a Lawyer?

When charged with any crime of this magnitude it is important to retain counsel. You must protect your rights, and vigorously defend against the charges in order to fend off the prosecution’s attempts to put you behind bars. Whether there is a meritorious defense in your case, or favorable facts which can help lead to a plea deal, it is important to be represented by counsel with your best interests in mind. Call The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. today to discuss how we can help you. This content was written on behalf of Greg Prosmushkin.