In Missouri, burglary, in the most simple sense, is entering a building or inhabitable structure unlawfully for the purpose of committing a crime inside. Burglary—whether it be first degree or second degree—is a felony, and the severity of the charge depends on certain factors related to the alleged crime, such as whether a person was inside the building or structure at the time or whether the alleged burglar possessed a deadly weapon.
Every criminal charge requires a diligent and dedicated lawyer, but burglary charges require special care particularly because of the significant potential punishment-up to fifteen (15) years in prison. A good attorney for a burglary case will thoroughly evaluate and assess the case and determine whether there is sufficient evidence for the prosecutor to prove every single element of the burglary charge. In some instances, prosecutors may not be able to prove the client committed burglary, but rather just a simple misdemeanor trespass or nothing at all. There are several elements to burglary charges, so it is important to consult with an attorney familiar with burglary cases to provide you an accurate assessment of your case.
The Lowry Law Firm’s burglary charge lawyers understand Missouri’s burglary laws and are very familiar with burglary cases. They know how the law applies to burglary cases and how local prosecutors and judges handle burglary charges. They can evaluate and assess your case to inform you of whether the prosecutor can prove you committed the burglary, a lesser offense, or nothing at all. If you are charged with or are a suspect for a burglary charge, contact The Lowry Law Firm’s criminal defense lawyers immediately.
The Lowry Law Firm’s criminal defense attorneys handle burglary charges in the following counties: