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BURGLARY

Burglary is entering a building without permission of the owner with the intention of committing a crime therein.

There are many defenses to burglary, for example, did the person have permission to enter the structure? Permission does not have to be specifically granted and can be implied by the relationship between two parties. Or perhaps the person did not enter the building with the intention of committing a crime. They could have entered for some non-illegal purpose, such as sleeping, which is criminal trespass—a far less serious crime.

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Individuals are often charged with burglary based upon circumstantial evidence, such as a fingerprint or footprint. Although one can be convicted on circumstantial evidence, usually such evidence alone is insufficient to find one guilty beyond reasonable doubt.

If charged with such a serious crime as burglary, you need an attorney who understands the law, the available defenses, and the experience to know what will work.

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