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Defining Burglary Tools

It is commonly known that burglary and theft are illegal criminal actions, but if it the intent to commit either of these crimes is found, it can also result in charges filed against you. Evidence that you intended to commit burglary or theft includes the possession of burglarious tools. People commonly use these tools to break into homes, cars, or another type of property.

Some of these tools are household items, and owning these is not a crime. However, possessing one or more of these items in a suspicious situation may lead to questioning or arrest by police. James Powderly is a criminal defense attorney dedicated to the defense of those accused of burglary, intention of burglary, and other crimes. If you are facing charges like this, he can help guide you through your defense options.

Tools Utilized in Burglary

The following items are often used in burglary or theft and may result in an accusation of burglarious intention:

  • Crowbars
  • Lock picks
  • Screwdrivers, hammers, pliers or other common tools
  • Climbing rope
  • Masks, gloves or other protective clothing
  • Explosives

Possessing items like this in certain situations could result in legal trouble for you, even if a crime was not actually committed. Because of the potential ambiguity of these charges, an experienced attorney can help you build a solid defense that may lead to a reduction or altogether elimination of these charges.

Contact a Cape Cod Criminal Defense Attorney

If you have been charged with possession of burglarious tools or any other theft crime in Cape Cod, criminal defense attorney James Powderly may represent you in a court of law and aggressively fight to defend you. To learn more about your legal options, contact our office at 508-343-0676 for a free consultation.