Third Degree Burglary

Criminal Defense Lawyer for Arizona Third Degree Burglary Charges

Third Degree Burglary Laws in Arizona

Third Degree burglary in Arizona is a Class 4 felony. This classification of burglaries is reserved primarily for burglary of 1) commercial property; and 2) auto theft. Arizona Prosecutors egregiously pursue convictions for these charges, which result in serious consequences including prison terms.

Definition of Third Degree Burglary

The description is outlined in “A.R.S. 13-1506. Burglary in the Third degree; classification

(Paraphrased) A person may be charged with Burglary in the Third degree burglary if they enter or remain in a structure unlawfully in or on a nonresidential structure or yard, and commit burglary or with the intent to commit burglary or theft; and/or

Unlawful entry into any part of a motor vehicle by means of manipulation with a key or master key, with the intent to commit or commits theft or felony to any part of the motor vehicle or its contents.

Third Degree Burglary Sentencing & Penalties

A Third Degree Burglary conviction will expose a defendant to a minimum of one year prison term to a maximum of 3.75 years, for a first offense. For repeat offenses, and burglaries that involve two or more aggravating factors, the prison sentence may extend upwards to as high as 15 years in prison. Other penalties may include restitution; property forfeiture; hefty fines and fees, and other penalties the court deems necessary based on the circumstances of the incident.

Arizona Criminal Defense Lawyer for Third Degree Burglary

You should contact an experienced criminal defense attorney before pleading guilty to third degree burglary charges. These are not the type of charges you can ignore. A conviction results in serious life altering consequences. The Law Office of James Novak defends burglary charges on a regular basis. James Novak is a former prosecutor and experienced trial lawyer. He will provide you with a free consultation concerning your matter. If retained, he will immediately begin working on your case to build a strong effective defense. He will conduct his own investigation; look for mitigating factors (factors in your favor); look for weaknesses in the prosecution’s case; tailor and build as solid a defense case; and present compelling arguments on your behalf. He will make every effort to get your charges dismissed, reduced, or the otherwise best outcome in your case. Call the Law Office of James Novak at (480) 413-1499 today for your free consultation!

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