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Are You Facing Charges for Burglary?

Burglary is a serious offense that’s associated with significant penalties. Not only are you susceptible to lengthy prison sentences and expensive fines, this type of crime can have a lasting, negative impact on your reputation and future. What you need if you have been accused of burglary is a reliable Rhode Island theft crimes defense attorney to stand up for your rights.

At The Law Office of Thomas C. Thomasian, Esq., Tom possesses the comprehensive knowledge of the Rhode Island legal system and court proceedings to successfully handle your case in order to obtain the results you desire. With an exceptional track record of success, the firm is ready to help you get your charges reduced or your case entirely thrown out.

Burglary Penalties in Rhode Island

In Rhode Island, burglary is defined as the unlawful entry into a structure with an intention to commit a crime. According to Rhode Island Code § 11-8-1, any individual who commits burglary shall be imprisoned for life or for any term no less than five years. However, burglary is divided into multiple categories with various prison sentences based on the circumstances of the offense.

Burglary of a dwelling (home invasion):

  • First offense – Prison sentence between two and 10 years and/or a fine of up to $10,000.
  • Second or subsequent offense – Prison sentence between four and 15 years and/or a fine of up to $10,000.

In your defense, Tom can work to undermine the prosecution’s case against you. For instance, the intent to commit a crime is a key component of a burglary charge, which can be quite difficult to establish. You may have had no intent whatsoever to commit a crime, and if this can be established, your burglary charge may be dropped or reduced.

Understanding Burglary Charges in Rhode Island

Burglary is a serious crime in Rhode Island and can result in steep fines, imprisonment, and a criminal record. It involves unlawfully entering a property with the intent to commit a crime, such as theft or assault. It is important to understand the different types of burglary charges and the potential penalties associated with each.

Rhode Island recognizes two types of burglary:

  1. First-degree burglary: This involves entering a dwelling or building with the intent to commit a crime while armed with a dangerous weapon or causing injury to someone. It is a felony punishable by up to life imprisonment.
  2. Second-degree burglary: This involves entering a dwelling or building with the intent to commit a crime. It is a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

It is important to note that burglary charges can be complex and require a skilled criminal defense attorney to navigate. If you are facing burglary charges, it is crucial to speak to an experienced Rhode Island burglary lawyer as soon as possible.

Protect Your Rights and Fight Burglary Charges

If you are facing charges for burglary in Rhode Island, it is crucial to have a skilled and experienced burglary lawyer on your side. At The Law Office of Thomas C. Thomasian, Esq, we understand the complexities of burglary laws and have a proven track record of successfully defending clients against these charges.

When you choose us as your legal representation, you can expect:

  • Thorough investigation: Our team will conduct a comprehensive investigation to gather evidence, interview witnesses, and build a strong defense strategy tailored to your case.
  • Strategic defense: We will analyze the prosecution's case against you, identify any weaknesses or inconsistencies, and develop a strategic defense to challenge the evidence presented.
  • Knowledge of burglary laws: With our extensive knowledge of Rhode Island's burglary laws, we will ensure that your rights are protected throughout the legal process.
  • Negotiation skills: If it is in your best interest, we will skillfully negotiate with the prosecution to potentially reduce charges or penalties.
  • Courtroom experience: Our burglary lawyer has significant courtroom experience and is prepared to vigorously advocate for you during trial, presenting a compelling defense on your behalf.

Don't let burglary charges jeopardize your future. Schedule your free consultation with The Law Office of Thomas C. Thomasian, Esq today and let us fight for your rights.

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Tom is an experienced and skilled Rhode Island criminal defense attorney that’s capable of protecting your rights, reputation, and freedom. Our leading attorney is recognized as one of the Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers in America and is available to his clients 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Request a free case evaluation with our RI burglary attorney.

Commonly Asked Questions

What should I look for when hiring an attorney for my burglary charge?

When hiring an attorney for your burglary charge it is important to look for someone with comprehensive knowledge of the Rhode Island legal system and court proceedings who has achieved successful results. You should also consider whether this person is available 24 hours seven days a week.

How does having prior convictions affect my case?

Having prior convictions will be taken into consideration when determining sentencing if found guilty. It is important that you disclose any previous convictions when consulting with an attorney so they have all information necessary in order to provide you with accurate legal advice.

What type of evidence do I need in order defend myself against burglary charges?

You may need evidence such as witness accounts or video surveillance footage that shows lack of intent or other mitigating factors related to your case. An experienced criminal defense lawyer can help determine what type evidence would be most beneficial for defending yourself against burglary charges.

Why Tom Is the Right Choice

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