Many people do not understand that burglary and robbery are separate offenses. You may be charged with burglary even if you have not stolen anything. Burglary occurs when one enters a building with the intent of committing a crime within that building. It does not matter if the crime is actually committed; simply having the intention of committing a crime at the time of unlawful entry will constitute burglary. Burglary is an indictable offense and a conviction will have serious consequences. It is important to contact a New Jersey burglary lawyer as soon as possible if you have been arrested on suspicion of burglary. Call or email our office today to set up a free consultation with an experienced attorney.Elements of a Burglary Charge
There are two components to a burglary charge. First, the prosecutor must be able to prove that a defendant was not authorized to be on a premise. Burglary cannot be charged if the area is open to the public, if the person entering has a license to do so or reasonably believes that they are allowed to be on the property. Second, the prosecution must also prove that you entered the area with the intention of committing a crime. Burglary charges are often brought in conjunction with other criminal charges. If a person breaks into a building and steals, then the prosecutor will likely charge theft, in addition to burglary. If you are facing burglary charges then it is important you contact a New Jersey burglary attorney John B. Fabriele, III, Esq. immediately.
John will aggressively defend you against burglary charges. Once retained, our burglary attorneys in New Jersey will immediately obtain evidence such as police reports, witness statements, security footage, and any other items of evidence relevant to the case. We will file all necessary motions, such as motions to exclude eye-witness testimony, and motions to suppress illegally obtained evidence and statements. A burglary conviction will tarnish your record, and cast a long shadow over your life. It is imperative that you hire an experienced New Jersey burglary attorney. Call our office today.