Virginia Burglary Defense Attorney

Burglary charges are taken very seriously in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Often referred to as breaking and entering, this includes the forced entry into a building to commit an illegal action. At Randall Page, P.C., we understand the seriousness of these charges. Our Virginia burglary defense attorneys have extensive experience helping clients in and around the Lawrenceville, Emporia, Suffolk, and Courtland areas. We will conduct a complete investigation into the charges against you and work with law enforcement and prosecutors to achieve the best possible outcome on your behalf.

What the law in Virginia says about burglary

When we turn to the code of laws in Virginia, we can see that there are three specific laws surrounding burglary-type offenses, and each differs in how the crime is committed and in the punishment upon conviction. Every one of these offenses surrounds breaking and entering into a dwelling with the intention to commit a crime.

  1. Breaking and entering with intent to commit murder, rape, robbery, or arson is defined in Virginia Code 18.2-90. The punishment for conviction of this offense is five to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $100,000.
  2. Breaking and entering with intent to commit larceny, assault and battery, or a felony other than murder, rape, robbery, or arson is defined in Virginia Code 18.2-91. The punishment for conviction of this offense is one to 20 years in prison or a jail sentence of up to 12 months, at the discretion of a jury or a court trying the case without a jury.
  3. Breaking and entering with intent to commit a misdemeanor other than trespassing for assault and battery is defined in Virginia Code 18.2.92. The punishment for conviction of this offense is one to five years in prison, a jail sentence of up to 12 months, and/or a fine of up to $2,500.

How will our lawyers help?

Handling burglary cases without a skilled criminal defense attorney is not advised. You should also consider not relying on an overworked public defender when the stakes are so high. A defense attorney with the resources and legal expertise necessary to handle your case will begin by examining all of the relevant facts and evidence that has been gathered.

  • Your attorney will work closely with you to determine what, if any, defenses that you have to charge.
  • Your attorney will fully assess the strength of the prosecution’s case against you.
  • Your attorney will work to get the charges dismissed if at all possible or use their skills and experience to help mitigate the consequences of the potential charges.

Contact our Virginia burglary defense attorney immediately

If you or somebody you care about is facing burglary charges in Virginia, particularly throughout the Lawrenceville, Suffolk, Emporia, or Courtland areas, contact the team at Randall Page, P.C. today. We pledge to conduct a complete investigation into the charges against you so we can formulate a solid defense on your behalf. These charges are taken very seriously, and the penalties upon conviction are severe. Let us get to work so we can help you through this. When you need a Virginia burglary defense attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling 757-517-8956.

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