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Burglary

If you’ve been accused of burglary in New Hampshire, you need the help of an experienced criminal defense lawyer.

Call Michael Anzalone today if you’ve been arrested or are facing a burglary charge. Michael will fight for your rights and make it a priority to get your life back in order.

What is Burglary?

New Hampshire’s state statutes consider someone guilty of burglary if “he or she enters or remains unlawfully in a building or occupied structure ... with purpose to commit a crime therein ...”

So, if committed a crime after breaking into a building, you stand to face serious charges in New Hampshire.

At The Anzalone Law Firm, we encourage clients to learn about the laws that affect them. The state’s criminal code concerning burglary is explained in Section 635:1.

What are the Possible Penalties?

Burglary is a complex crime and the penalties can range from misdemeanor to felony depending on the circumstances of your situation.

There are two types of felonies: Class A and Class B.

If you entered a building without permission with the intent to commit some type of crime, you’ll likely face a Class B felony. In most cases, people enter the homes or offices with the intent of stealing property, whether it’s money or jewelry or other items.

But if you did this at night, or used any kind of deadly weapon with the intent of harming someone while committing the crime, prosecutors will bump your case up to a Class A felony. The same is true if anyone gets hurt while you are committing the crime.

An occupied structure, under state law, is somewhere where someone lives, sleeps or does business. It’s not even necessary that anyone is in the building when you break in. In many cases there is not even a person present inside the dwelling when a burglary occurs.

Defense attorney Michael Anzalone will consult with you to determine where your case stands. He will listen to your concerns and advise you on getting your life back on the right track as soon as possible.

Whether this means a plea deal or taking your case before a judge and jury, you can rest assured that defense lawyer Michael Anzalone and his legal team will make you a top priority.

When is Burglary Considered a Misdemeanor?

If a police officer caught you with certain tools that can be used to break into a structure, you can be charged with a misdemeanor. What are these tools? They can be anything ranging from knives to box cutters or screwdrivers.

There are certain things to remember about burglary charges. For a conviction, prosecutors have to prove you committed an unauthorized breaking and entry, that you went into a building or occupied structure and that you intended to commit a crime while you were inside.

A number of factors can affect your case and this is where your criminal defense lawyer comes in.

Please give defense attorney Michael Anzalone a call today at 603-548-3797, or fill out an online form so someone at the law firm can reach out to you. We’re available 24/7.

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