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Phoenix Burglary Lawyers

Burglary Laws in Arizona

The laws governing property crimes in the state of Arizona can result in serious penalties including incarceration, restitution, fines, community service and professional counseling. Property crimes in Arizona range from misdemeanor theft crimes such as shoplifting to major felonies such as trafficking in stolen property and residential burglary.

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In and of itself, burglary can be committed in one of three degrees:

  • Third degree burglary (A.R.S. §13-1506):
    • Committed by entering or remaining in a nonresidential structure with the intent of committing a crime inside
    • Gaining entrance to any part of a motor vehicle using a manipulation or master key
    • Class 4 felony, punishable by 1.5 to 3 years in prison, or up to 3.75 years for an aggravated offense
  • Second degree burglary (A.R.S. §13-1507):
    • Committed by entering or remaining in a residential structure with the intent of committing a crime inside
    • Class 3 felony, punishable by 2.5 to 7 years in prison, or up to 8.75 years for an aggravated offense
  • First degree burglary (A.R.S. §13-1508):
    • Any of the above offenses where the offender knowingly possesses explosives, a deadly weapon or a dangerous instrument during the act
    • Class 3 felony in nonresidential structures; class 2 felony in residential structures

Anyone who has been wrongfully arrested for a burglary offense must hire a defense lawyer immediately. The longer you wait to retain an attorney, the less time can be dedicated to building your defense, so call MayesTelles PLLC today if you are facing charges.

Burglary Defense Strategies

In order to prosecute someone for burglary, it has to be proven that the defendant had the intent to commit a crime once they entered into the building. Proving the intent of another person makes prosecution difficult, but brings about an opportunity for a successful defense. Some strategies that we use when defending clients against burglary charges include:

  • Showing a lack of intent
  • Casting doubt on the prosecution
  • Challenging evidence
  • Put together your 'story' using truth and facts in the case
  • Determining whether a denial, admission or confession would help the case
  • Negotiating plea bargains if necessary

In order to better your chances of success in your burglary case, seek representation from an experienced theft attorney in Phoenix. MayesTelles PLLC has handled countless burglary cases and we can help you!

Get Legal Representation from a Burglary Attorney in Phoenix Today, Call (602) 428-7104!

At the criminal defense firm of MayesTelles PLLC, we are experienced in successfully representing clients who have been charged with property crimes such as burglary, criminal trespass and criminal damage.

If you have been arrested or charged with a burglary in Arizona, contact a Phoenix burglary lawyer from our firm to discuss your case or legal issue.

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