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Burglary is a serious felony in Pennsylvania. Typically, it occurs when someone enters a building with the intent of committing a theft crime. Burglary charges may also be accompanied by a weapons charge, which can escalate a situation and lead to harsher prosecution.

An arrest and conviction for robbery, burglary, or breaking and entering can land you in jail, drain your finances with heavy fines and establish a criminal record. You need the help of a defense lawyer who can help you avoid those negative outcomes and ensure the best possible outcome for your case.

Our Harrisburg Burglary Lawyer Has A Strong Track Record In Court

Attorney Patrick F. Lauer, Jr. has handled more than 200 jury trials in over 33 years as a defense lawyer. In addition to jail time and restitution for items taken in a burglary, he also knows that your reputation and employment prospects could be irreparably damaged if you are convicted.

A burglary or robbery charge is often accompanied by an offense such as:

  • Receiving stolen property
  • Criminal mischief
  • Trespass and/or breaking and entering
  • Possession of an instrument of crime

Understanding Burglary Charges

If a home was occupied during a burglary, it is considered first-degree burglary, punishable by a prison term of 10 to 20 years upon conviction. Second-degree burglary is defined as entering an unoccupied home with the intent of committing a crime. Third-degree burglary is for entering an unoccupied building or business. You can be charged with burglary even if nothing was stolen or damaged. The act of entering property without permission or by force can be charged as burglary.

Mr. Lauer will tackle head-on all of the factors of intent in a burglary case, and will arm you with the facts and legal options you need to be aware of so that you can make sound decisions concerning your defense.

Put Our Attorney’s Experience To Work In Your Defense. Free Consultations.

When you face a burglary conviction that could follow you around for the rest of your life, you need to discuss your options with a knowledgeable attorney. Talk to Harrisburg burglary defense lawyer Patrick F. Lauer, Jr. and make sure you are getting the defense you need and deserve.

To schedule a free initial consultation, contact our Camp Hill office 24/7 by calling 717-985-8595 or filling out this contact form. We will respond promptly no matter how you contact us.