A conviction for burglary can have consequences that will follow you for the rest of your life. Work with an experienced burglary lawyer in Vigo County for assistance in clearing your name.
Apart from the criminal penalties you face if you’re convicted in a court of law, you should also expect to have a difficult time finding a job, obtaining federal student loans, and even securing housing if you end up labeled as a convicted felon. Fortunately, a highly trained Vigo County burglary lawyer can help you dodge a conviction by building a compelling defense in your favor.
At Rowdy G. Williams Law Firm, we are fully prepared to represent you. We’ll examine the circumstances of your charges and the incident at hand in great detail. After that, we will be able to choose a defensive strategy that could result in the not-guilty verdict you need to move forward with your life.
Penalties for a Burglary Conviction
Being charged with burglary means that you have been accused of breaking into private property, whether that be someone’s house, motor vehicle, or a place of business.
There are various types of burglary charges you could be facing and each carries its own ramifications. For instance, if you have been accused of breaking into an individual’s home and caused the owner serious injuries, you’ll likely be charged with a level 1 felony. A conviction at this level carries a maximum fine of $10,000 and a prison term not to exceed forty years.
Alternatively, if you’ve been charged with burglarizing a place of business without a weapon and without causing anyone to be injured, you’ll be facing a level 5 burglary charge. This is punishable by fines not to exceed $10,000 and a maximum of six years in prison.
How We’ll Win Your Case
No matter the circumstances surrounding your case, you have the legal right to defend yourself.
Your attorney can examine your situation and walk you through the options available for you. For example, you can argue that you had no intention of burglary and were actually invited into the property. Another possible defense is that you were coerced or forced to commit the crime against your will.
The prosecutor will need to establish that you committed the crime beyond a reasonable doubt, so it will be up to your lawyer to offer a plausible explanation. This might be showing who else could be guilty or providing some other explanation for the events that transpired in order to obtain the acquittal you need to avoid dealing with the consequences of a burglary conviction.
Reach Out to a Vigo County Burglary Attorney
When you’ve been charged with a burglary crime and aren’t sure what your next steps should be, speak with a Vigo County burglary lawyer at Rowdy G. Williams Law Firm today. You can schedule your free consultation by calling our office at 1-812-232-7400 or by filling out the brief contact form we’ve provided at the bottom of this page.