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Have You Been Arrested for Burglary?

Raleigh Criminal Defense Attorney for Burglary Charges

Have you been arrested on suspicion of burglary? Now is the time to act and consult a criminal lawyer who can work to protect your rights and advise you of your options in this important matter. You may be at risk of facing serious penalties if you are convicted, and a lawyer experienced in handling burglary cases in the Raleigh area can work to protect you.

Burglary, a crime commonly referred to as "breaking and entering," involves unlawfully entering another's property with the intent to commit theft or another crime. In North Carolina, burglary may be charged in either the first or second degree, with varying penalties enforced depending on the nature of the offense.

Penalties for Burglary in Raleigh, NC

Burglary is always classified as a felony offense. For a defendant convicted of this crime, he or she may face the following:

  • First Degree Burglary: Entering an occupied dwelling, where the occupants are present (Class D felony)
  • Second Degree Burglary: Entering an unoccupied dwelling or structure (Class G felony)

Enhanced penalties may be enforced if the defendant was in possession of or used a deadly weapon or explosive or caused serious injury to a person in the commission of the offense. Additional penalties may also apply if the defendant has prior burglary convictions on his or her record.

Make sure you have the legal counsel you need to challenge your burglary charges and keep your criminal record clean. Find out more about how our Raleigh theft crime lawyers can provide you with the aggressive defense counsel and one-on-one service you need through every step of your burglary case.

To get the help you need, contact Hopper, Hopper & Mulligan, PLLC by dialing 800-705-8950.

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