Defending You Against Burglary Charges
Ocean City is a popular destination for partygoers. Sometimes, the use of alcohol can lead to poor decisions or mistakes that result in serious criminal charges. Breaking and entering someone’s home or building may be a drunken mistake, but it carries consequences that can follow you for the rest of your life.
At law firm Jeffrey G Ray, attorney Ray is passionate about defending vacationers and locals against burglary charges. With over 40 years of legal experience, he understands how confusing the court system can be to navigate, especially if you live in a different city or state. While attorney Jeffrey G Ray prepares for the possibility of trial in every case, he will always act in your best interests and pursue the best course of action for your unique situation.
Burglary Can Be A Complicated Charge. You Need An Attorney Who Can Fight It.
Burglary in Maryland is classified into four degrees based on the specifics of the offense. First-degree burglary involves breaking and entering someone else’s home with the intent to commit theft or a violent crime. First-degree burglary is charged as a felony and may result in up to 20 years in prison. It is vital that you work with an experienced criminal defense attorney to help protect your rights and freedom.
Someone may be guilty of second-degree burglary when they break into a building that is not a home with the intent to commit arson, theft or a violent crime. A second-degree burglary charge is a felony conviction with a punishment of up to 15 years in prison. Third-degree burglary is similar to first-degree, but only requires proof of the person’s intention to commit a crime. The penalty for third-degree burglary is up to 10 years in prison.
A fourth-degree burglary conviction is charged as a misdemeanor and may result in up to three years in prison. You can be found guilty of fourth-degree burglary in four different ways, including breaking and entering into the home of another, breaking into a building that is not a home, being inside a home or building with the intent to commit theft and possessing a burglar’s tool with the intent to use it to commit burglary.
Protecting Your Rights
At Jeffrey G Ray, attorney Ray prioritize clear and direct communication with our clients to ensure that they understand every step of their case. he understands how stressful the process is and how devastating the long-term consequences of a conviction are. Attorney Ray puts in the work to build a compelling case in your defense. Contact Jeffrey G Ray to schedule a free consultation by calling 888-277-5490 or fill out the online contact form.