Burglary is a crime that has been around for centuries and while the laws have changed slightly over the years, the concept is still the same. If you’re facing burglary charges, you should work with an experienced burglary lawyer that can build the strongest defense possible for your case.
The basic definition of burglary is entering a building unlawfully with the intent to commit a crime therein. Any crime as used in the definition means that you can be charged with burglary if you allegedly gained unlawful entry to commit something minor like a misdemeanor.
Burglary is considered a very dangerous crime and burglary charges are usually prosecuted very aggressively. In fact, the crime is always prosecuted as a felony, which is why presenting the most intelligent and aggressive defense is of utmost importance.
If you are currently facing burglary charges, you need to speak with our experienced burglary lawyers at Boatwright Legal immediately. We look at every angle, starting with the state’s case. Will aggressively attack every motion to have your burglary case dismissed in pre-trial.
Call us today at 864-745-9758 to schedule a free initial consultation where we can explore the legal options available to you.
Trial defense in burglary cases starts with making sure that the prosecution in your case turns over all the state’s evidence and examining all possible angles from the legality of your arrest, chain of custody, witness testimony, etc. The defense is usually entitled to such information under the law.
In many states, however, the discovery process – the process used by the prosecution to turn over evidence to the defense – is often complicated by the fact that the defense is legally obligated to request information in a very specific way.
So, the first step to building a strong and effective defense in your burglary case is by following the discovery process to the letter for the purpose of gathering as much information as possible from the prosecution and then reviewing all of that information with you the client. Fortunately, this is something that the legal team at Boatwright Legal has a lot of experience with.
Plea bargains can vary significantly from one case to the next, depending on the facts of the case as well as the background of the person that’s charged with burglary. That’s why it’s so important to have the right legal team representing you since they can help you determine whether it’s the best course of action.
Due to the mandatory prison terms usually associated with a burglary conviction, oftentimes the prosecution will offer you a plea deal to a lesser charge such as trespassing. This is aimed at enticing you to plead guilty so that you may avoid going to prison, but it always depends on the specific facts of your case.
It is usually up to the defense to decide whether to take the plea bargain to proceed to trial. At Boatwright Legal, we will help you evaluate any plea bargain made by the prosecution, discussing the best possible options for your defense based on the prosecution, available evidence, and the judge assigned to the case to help you determine whether accepting it is in your best interest.
Jury selection in a burglary trial is an art form in itself that can have a huge impact on the case. If your lawyer manages to obtain a jury that’s sympathetic to your cause, your chances of winning improve substantially. Conversely, you may have an excellent defense, but if you have an antagonistic jury, no lawyer can save you.
The jury is selected by both the defense and prosecution based on several different factors such as the jurors’ prior experiences, their prior services on juries, their views on certain issues that might be associated with the case, etc. All these need to be taken into consideration by the parties selecting the jury.
If you consider just how important it is to have the right jury in your case, it’s clear that you need a legal team that’s highly experienced when it comes to jury selection. Fortunately, that’s the case with Boatwright Legal. We have had much success with jury selection in the past and are confident that we can do the same for your burglary case.
Why Choose Boatwright Legal for Representation?
At Boatwright Legal, we represent burglary clients. We understand the keys to arguing these types of defense cases and know exactly how to maximize our clients’ odds of not-guilty verdicts, case dismissal, and reduced penalties.
Unlike other law firms, we look forward to your day in court so that we can fight for your rights. We have an exceptional track record when it comes to burglary cases since we know when to fight as well as when to settle.
Our team will examine the circumstances of your alleged crime and your arrest and search for possible defense opportunities such as duress, entrapment, intoxication, or even complete innocence.
You can always count on our legal defense team for assistance no matter which burglary charges you face. We pride ourselves in being accessible, confident, and successful and are confident that you won’t regret your decision if you hire us to represent you.
Contact Our Talented Burglary Lawyers Today!
Burglary cases generally require a thorough knowledge of the law combined with experience to know which facts to focus on to secure the best outcome possible. If you are currently facing burglary charges, the legal team at Boatwright Legal can help.
Our burglary trial defense lawyers have the experience, knowledge, and standing in the legal community to protect you from the potentially severe consequences of this burglary charge, including the possibility of years in prison.
We are uniquely qualified to protect both your freedom and interests. We are firm believers in taking swift, decisive action to build the strongest defense and out-maneuver the prosecution. We have used our expertise for thousands of clients and can do the same for you.
Don’t face the lasting harm and severe punishment of a guilty plea or verdict to burglary charges without the solid defense our law firm can provide. We will analyze the specific circumstances of your case to help you formulate a winning approach.
If you are currently facing burglary charges, don’t hesitate to reach out to Boatwright Legal today for a free initial consultation and to learn how we can protect you. A knowledgeable lawyer is available immediately at 864-745-9758 to help with your case.