Burglary Defense Lawyer
Burglary charges in Arizona are very serious offenses. One of the reasons for this is that they are considered crimes against “victims”. Under Arizona law, burglary charges of any type are classified as felonies. Felony convictions have serious penalties including prison terms, and a felony on your criminal records that adversely affect your freedom and future. If accused or charged with burglary, you should consult a criminal defense lawyer who frequently defends burglary charges as soon as possible. James Novak of the Law Office of James Novak is an experienced burglary defense lawyer. He will provide you with a free consultation for your active burglary charges. If retained, he will provide a strong criminal defense and protect your rights in an effort to help you avoid a conviction, and harsh penalties that burglary charges carry.Burglary Laws in Arizona
Burglary Laws in Arizona are outlined under A.R.S. Chapter 15 “CRIMINAL TRESPASS AND BURGLARY” 13-1501 to 13-1509. The burglary laws in Arizona are strict and harsh. Although there are several different classifications of burglary, they all considered felonies, and carry imprisonment terms if convicted.
Arizona Law separates burglaries into different categories for purposes of classification and sentencing for convictions as follows:
- First Degree Burglary;
- Second Degree Burglary;
- Third Degree Burglary;
- Possession of Burglary Tools;
In Arizona, you can be charged with burglary even if the residence or building you are accused of burglarizing is not locked; even if no one was present at the building or residence at the time of the alleged burglary; and if you entered unlawfully with the intention of taking something but did not take anything.Burglary Penalties in Arizona
Penalties for a burglary conviction include but are not limited to extended prison terms; steep fines and fees; forfeiture of property; financial restitution; felony criminal record; and other penalties the court deems necessary. Generally, the minimum sentencing begins with one year in state prison and the incarceration time is extended from there depending on the nature and seriousness of the burglary crime. The most serious sentences are reserved for burglaries involving weapons, firearm or explosives used or in your possession at the time of the crime.Criminal Defense Lawyer for Burglary Charges
If you have been arrested or charged with burglary of any type you should consult the Law Office of James Novak. Criminal Defense Lawyer, James Novak is an experienced burglary defense attorney. He will provide you with a free consultation to discuss your charges. If retained, he will make sure your rights are protected; you are treated fairly in the Criminal Justice Process; and make every effort to preserve your freedom and keep you from being sentenced to prison; obtain the best possible outcome in your case. One key to an effective defense is early retention. Be sure to contact him as soon as possible following initial arrest, or investigation. This will provide for ample time to build a solid defense on your behalf. If you face charges for burglary don’t wait, call the Law Office of James Novak at (480) 413-1499 today!
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