Burglary Defense Attorneys in Lancaster & York, PA
The Issue Of Intent
If a person enters a building with intent to commit a crime — unless the premises are open to the public at the time of entry — that person can be charged with burglary. Since intent is a strong factor in the charge of burglary, it is crucial that you have an experienced lawyer on your side who can develop a strong defense that protects your freedom.
Since 1994, the Lancaster burglary attorneys at Marinaro Law have provided aggressive, effective defense to clients facing a wide range of charges. Burglary is a serious crime, often tied to breaking and entering, and conviction can result in potentially devastating consequences such as jail time, probation, restitution or community service.
Factors That Can Influence The Charge
There are several factors that can lead to different penalties. For instance, depending on the type of building — home, business or abandoned property — there can be significant differences. Additionally, if anyone was present in the home at the time of the entry, it can impact the consequences. You need a strong, experienced attorney with a detailed understanding of Pennsylvania property crime statutes. Contact our firm for a free consultation to discuss your situation in greater detail.
Find Out What To Do Next
If you have questions regarding burglary, contact Marinaro Law by calling 717-397-7055, toll free 866-614-6520 or by completing our online contact form. Our office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, but we offer evening and weekend appointments upon request. We offer services in English or Spanish and provide free consultations in some criminal defense cases.