Phoenix Burglary Charge Attorney

defendant facing judgeBurglary is a crime that is almost always charged with other offenses. The public perception, as to what constitutes “burglary,” is often quite different from the legal definition. Arizona residents charged with the offense will typically face additional criminal counts as well. This means that those charged with the offense are facing substantial jail time. It is important to retain a criminal defense attorney who is able to assist with such situations. Bretton Barber is a Phoenix burglary charge attorney who has devoted his career to protecting the rights of the accused. He prides himself on providing quality service and our office will give your case the attention it deserves. Contact our office today to speak with an attorney.

Phoenix defense lawyer helping defendants who are facing burglary charges

Burglary occurs when one enters a building with the intention of committing a crime. The crime does not have to be completed for a burglary charge; simply entering the structure with criminal intent is enough. The potential penalties for a burglary charge will depend on the facts of the case. Simply possessing burglary tools, for example, can result in Class Six felony charges. On the other end of the spectrum, First-Degree burglary will typically be charged as a Class Two felony. A defendant will also likely face charges for the crime which they committed inside of the building after entering it.

As with other Arizona felonies, the process will begin by the filing of a criminal complaint in Superior Court or by the prosecutors seeking an Indictment from the Grand Jury. An arraignment will be held and the accused individual will enter a plea of “guilty” or “not guilty.” The defendant’s attorney will be provided with discovery and may also conduct their own investigation into the matter. If the matter is not dismissed or resolved, after the hearing of pre-trial Motions and discussion with the prosecution, then the case will proceed to trial. If the defendant is convicted then the Judge will issue a sentence based on all counts for which the jury delivered a “guilty” verdict. Common defenses in such cases involve search and seizure issues, Miranda violations, the use of unreliable eyewitness identifications, and more. Retaining an experienced attorney can be crucial to one’s defense.

Bretton Barber is a Phoenix defense lawyer assisting those charged with burglary as well as other crimes. Bretton will immediately determine all of the charges against you and analyze how they relate to the burglary count. He will analyze all relevant evidence, file any necessary motions, and conduct a thorough investigation. He will ensure that you are up to date, regarding the status of your case throughout the process. Bretton regularly gives clients his cell phone number so he may be reached with questions and he communicates with clients outside of conventional business hours. We understand that this is a stressful time in your life. You are facing serious charges and we will take the matter seriously. Contact our office today.

We also represent defendants in other Maricopa County cities such as Mesa, Glendale, Scottsdale, Chandler, and Gilbert. We also assist Pima County residents in Tucson.

Phoenix lawyer assisting with the other charges which normally accompany a burglary case

As explained above, burglary is typically charged along with other crimes. These can include both misdemeanor or felony charges. One may be charged with theft, robbery, or a crime of violence. A burglary count allows the prosecution to “stack” additional charges in that the State can take one criminal transaction and add extra charges. Having an attorney experienced with the system can assist a client who is initially shocked to see a large number of charges for what is really a single event. Our office is ready to assist you.