Burglary is a felony in New York, and conviction can result in very long prison sentences. The criminal defense lawyers at Gregg & Associates P.C. have been defending clients facing burglary charges in the greater New York metro area since 1998. Prosecutors must prove two elements under NY burglary laws: that you trespassed or remained on property knowing it was unlawful, and that you intended to commit a crime when you entered the building. We take pride in our experience and ability to provide those we represent with winning defense strategies when they face burglary accusations.
New York law charges three degrees of burglary:
No matter which burglary charge you face, it is essential to speak to a skilled criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.
A burglary conviction carries a lengthy prison sentence. If you have a prior conviction, the penalty can be even more severe. Defenses to burglary charges include showing you:
The experienced assault defense attorneys at our firm understand the nuances between the degrees of burglary. We can challenge evidence that escalates a charge to the next level and may be able to negotiate a plea to a lesser charge. If you are convicted, we have experience persuading courts to reduce a sentence.
Gregg & Associates P.C. offers a free initial consultation at our Staten Island office. If you are facing any level of burglary charge, please contact our criminal defense attorneys to discuss your case and see how we can help. To schedule a consultation, please call us at 866-308-3353 or contact us online.