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Defending Against a Breaking and Entering Charge

Individuals that choose to break and enter a property often do so with the intent of committing a crime such as theft, which is a felony offense. An individual may also be charged with breaking and entering with the intent to commit a misdemeanor, which carries lesser penalties. An attorney can help you build a comprehensive legal defense against these charges so that you may have your charges lowered or altogether dropped.

Defenses to Breaking and Entering

An experienced and highly knowledgeable criminal defense attorney may be able to help you defend against a charge of breaking and entering in order to protect both your personal and professional future. Some arguments that may prompt the courts to lower or drop your charges involve the following:

  • Entry by mistake
  • Authorized to enter
  • Lack of intent to commit a crime

If an individual is convicted of breaking and entering, they may be faced with a tarnished criminal record, jail time, and various fees. Get in touch with an attorney as soon as possible if you have recently been charged with a similar crime.

Contact a Cape Cod Criminal Defense Attorney

A breaking and entering conviction can have serious repercussions on your entire future. Contact criminal defense attorney James Powderly if you have been accused of a crime like breaking and entering and need quality legal representation to clear your name. Please call (508) 343-0676 today to speak to an experienced Cape Cod criminal defense attorney today.