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DEFENDING BURGLARY CHARGES
Burglary Charges In Maryland
In Maryland, burglary is usually defined as a crime of theft, typically involving intentionally breaking into a house, building or other structure (such as a motor vehicle, boat, or aircraft) to commit a felony.
Burglary is also known as “breaking and entering”.
Lawful break-in of property is permitted in Maryland. For instance, breaking into a home to save life and limb would not be considered a crime, nor would lawfully evicting tenants or constitutional searches and seizures by police.
Under statute, it stands to reason that a person cannot usually be convicted of burglary if the building or structure and property therein belongs to them.
Theft, Trespassing and Burglary
In Maryland, theft is not absolutely required to be convicted of burglary.
Trespassing, or unlawfully entering a building or automobile with the intent to commit any felony can constitute a burglary.
In fact, a person may also be convicted of burglary in crimes such as identity theft or violating another’s civil rights. The theft may be intangible, but it can be a felony nonetheless.
In Maryland, the act of burglary is separate from any actual theft involved with the offense. Thus, if the defendant’s actions of entering a building are not considered a felony, any subsequent theft may be classified under a lesser charge – such as a misdemeanor petit larceny. It’s in situations like these a skilled and savvy Maryland criminal defense attorney may well spell the difference between probation and serving serious jail time.
Law Firm of SRIS PC
SRIS PC has two law offices in Maryland.
In Maryland, our offices are in Rockville & Baltimore.
If you’ve been arrested in Maryland for burglary or breaking and entering, the first and most important thing to do is finding the right Maryland criminal lawyer who is skilled and experienced in these particular aspects of criminal defense.
At the SRIS Law Group, P.C. each of our Maryland burglary defense lawyers has a history of success at defending their clients in these serious situations. When you need an attorney with experience in handling burglary cases in Maryland, you’ll get an criminal defense attorney who knows the ins and outs of the specific statutes in Maryland.
Our law firm has Maryland burglary defense attorneys who are committed to providing the best defense for people accused of serious felonies such as burglary and breaking and entering.
Our Maryland criminal defense attorneys defend criminal cases in the following jurisdictions:
Montgomery County, Prince Georges County, Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Anne Arundel County, Howard County, Harford County, Frederick County, Carroll County, Baltimore Federal Court, Greenbelt Federal Court, Eastern Shore.
How your case is handled may make all the difference in world as to how your life progresses from this potentially traumatic event. Don’t let someone who will not keep you informed as to the status of your case keep you in the dark. The relationship you have with your attorney during this very difficult period can have a substantial impact on your mental health. You need and deserve a lawyer who is looking out for you.
What you do not want is a lawyer who is engaging in unnecessary litigation. You want a lawyer who will take the time to sit down with you and explain the process and why a particular strategy is being used. You want a lawyer who will listen to you and keep your best interests at heart.
How can a SRIS Law Group lawyer help you?
First and foremost, we will discuss your case with you. We will explain to you the different options you have and the pros and cons of each option. We do not require clients to come in and sit down and talk with us. Certainly, our clients are welcome to come in and talk with us. However, we understand that clients are very busy and may not have the time to come to the office. Therefore, we allow clients to consult with us by phone first and let the clients decide whether they need to come in and meet with their attorney. To learn more about how a SRIS Law Group lawyer can help you, please call us at 888-437-7747 and speak with a lawyer the same day.
If you are dealing with a case, contact the SRIS Law Group attorneys for help. Our lawyers have been helping clients with cases for many years and are experienced at helping clients solve their problems.