Charges Related To Breaking And Entering A Business Or Residence
If you have been charged with breaking and entering, this is a serious issue. Act quickly to secure legal representation. This is the best way to protect your rights and begin building an effective defense strategy that will preserve your future.
At Sullivan Law, we work hard to be there when we are needed. We pledge a personal response to your phone call or email the very same day you contact us. Attorney Dustin R.T. Sullivan is recognized as one of the leading criminal defense lawyers in the state. He stands by his clients from beginning to end.
The Charges Against You And The Importance Of Intent
A breaking and entering charge means that the police believe you illegally entered a business or residence with the intention of committing an additional crime. It is often combined with a theft charge. However, if you entered a home while the residents were there, you could also end up facing home invasion charges.
The consequences of a conviction for these property crimes can include heavy fines, restitution for damages and prison. As a felon, you also face the loss of your civil rights, including the right to vote or own any firearms. You may also face additional scrutiny over your character for the rest of your life, which can affect your ability to even earn a living.
A defense attorney knows that there are numerous possible reasons that are not criminal in intent for entering a strange building. They include such possibilities as:
- You believed the building was abandoned and wanted to escape severe weather
- You believed the building was abandoned and wanted someplace to sleep
- You entered the wrong home by mistake, thinking it belonged to a friend or relative
An effective defense often centers on technical details and the question of intent. That requires a significant knowledge of the specifics of your case and the precise requirements of the criminal statutes. A good defense is an experienced defense.
Talk To A Defense Attorney Today
Please contact Attorney Dustin R.T. Sullivan at Sullivan Law at 910-250-9289 or via email. Our office is located in Bolivia, North Carolina, but we service the surrounding counties of Columbus County and New Hanover County as well.
Unlike many other law firms, we believe that you should speak with an attorney – not a paralegal or secretary – during your initial consultation. We pledge to return your call the same day we receive it. Initial consultations are free, and we offer convenient payment methods, including flat fees, payments and online billing.