Having a good lawyer can have a huge impact on your life. A good lawyer can help you fight unjust charges and avoid probation, jail time or even imprisonment. They can also help you get a fair sentence if you do get convicted. In this article, I’m going to tell you all about how burglary charges work in NYC and tell you why having a good lawyer is so important.
What Is Considered Burglary in NYC?
Understanding what burglary is will help you understand exactly what charges you are fighting. New York penal code states that burglary is when you knowingly remain at or enter a building with the intent to commit a crime. All forms of burglary are felonies and can lead to years of imprisonment.
Understanding First-Degree Burglary
Out of all the forms or burglary, first-degree burglary is the most severe. First degree burglary is a single term, but it covers several different criminal acts. First-degree burglary is when a building gets entered and the person who entered the building causes physical harm to someone. First-degree Burglary is when someone enters a building or residence and is armed with a firearm. First-degree burglary is when someone enters a building or residence and has what appears to be a firearm. First degree burglary is also when someone enters a building or residence and threatens to use a weapon or something as a weapon.
Understanding Second-Degree Burglary
Second-degree burglary is similar to first-degree burglary, but its punishments aren’t as severe. Second-degree burglary is when someone enters a house or residence with a weapon. Second-degree burglary is when someone enters a house or residence and threatens to use a weapon on someone. Second-degree burglary is when someone enters a house or residence and has what appears to be a firearm. Second-degree burglary is also when someone enters a house or residence and causes injury to an innocent person.
Understanding Third-Degree Burglary
Third degree burglary is the least severe burglary charge, but it also is the easiest to obtain. Third degree burglary is when someone enters or stays in a building with the intent to commit a crime.
What Is Required to Convict Someone of Burglary in NYC?
The very basis of a burglary charge is that the defendant had either entered or remained at a property with the intent to commit a crime. In order for a prosecutor to get a defendant charged with burglary, he must prove that the defendant was actually at the property with the intent to commit a crime. This is difficult to do and at least one form of evidence is required for a conviction. One potential form of evidence is a police report. Another form of potential evidence is surveillance footage of the burglary. A third form of potential evidence is crime scene forensics. A fourth form of potential evidence is witness statements. The last form of potential evidence is law enforcement testimony.
The Lawyers at Tsigler Law Are Here to Help
Throughout this article, I have gone over the different forms of burglary and explained what the differences are between first-degree burglary, second-degree burglary and third-degree burglary. I have also explained exactly what burglary is and what forms of proof are required for a burglary conviction. With all of this being said, if you are in need of a lawyer then feel free to contact us at Tsigler Law. Tsigler Law offers many forms of legal defense and is more than capable of helping you with any burglary charges that you have.