Let a Burglary Lawyer Manage Your Criminal Charges
Burglary and trespass are serious crimes that can result in lengthy jail sentences. If you have been charged with one of these offenses and will likely be heading to jail, you must immediately contact a burglary and trespassing attorney.
The Zoukis Consulting Group can help you. We have extensive knowledge of what life in prison is like and can help you prepare for all outcomes. Contact our team immediately if you have been charged with these crimes, so we can get to work on your case as soon as possible.
Federal Property Crimes Burglary and Trespass
Although burglary and trespassing are often linked, they are separate offenses. As a general rule, trespassing tends to have less serious punishments, and you may avoid prison if you are charged with only this crime.
Zoukis Consulting Group can offer you a specialist burglary or trespassing lawyer to help you understand your situation better and present a case in your favor. Read on for more information about what the charges mean.
What Is Burglary?
Wondering, “what is burglary, and what makes it different from trespassing?” Burglary is illegal under statute §2B2.1. The crime falls into two broad categories: burglary of a residence and a structure other than a residence.
If you are unsure which type of crime you have been charged with, you must contact a burglary lawyer. The Zoukis Consulting Group can help you to understand what your charges are and how they will impact you.
Burglary of a Residence
This can be defined as criminal trespass onto a property with the intent to commit a crime inside. The property must be a dwelling, defined as a property designed for people to live in it.
If you have been charged with the crime of trying to steal from a residence, you can face up to 15 years in federal prison. This is why it’s so crucial that you hire an expert burglary attorney to represent you in court.
Burglary of a Structure Other Than A Residence
This crime also involves trespassing onto someone else’s property with the intent to commit a crime, usually theft. The main difference is that the property in question is not a dwelling. For example, this could refer to a store or an office building.
If you burgle a residence, this is usually punished more harshly than when the crime relates to another property type. However, you can still face several years in jail for a serious offense. The length of your sentence partly depends on your state.
Nevertheless, a good attorney is likely to help to reduce your sentence wherever you’re based. A Zoukis Consulting Group attorney is prepared to listen to your case and defend you against the most serious conviction.
What Is Trespassing?
Trespassing is defined as the act of unlawful entry onto or into the property of another person.
The main difference between trespassing charges and burglary charges is that trespassing is usually considered less serious. Therefore, it is classed as a misdemeanor under statute 2B2.3. This means that with the help of a good trespassing lawyer, you are likely to have a much less serious punishment if you are only charged with criminal trespassing.
However, it is possible to be charged with burglary instead. A court will rule whether you have trespassed or not based on intent. If it can be proven that you entered an unauthorized area with the intent to steal, you will likely face burglary charges.
You will need a trespassing attorney to prove that you did not intend to steal items or commit any other crime and avoid burglary charges. Contact one of our expert lawyers at the Zoukis Consulting Group today to learn how we can defend your trespassing case.
Contact a Federal Burglary Lawyer Today
If you are facing trespassing charges or burglary charges, you must hire a knowledgeable lawyer. Your trespassing and burglary attorney can have a significant impact on the severity of your sentence.
Zoukis Consulting Group is the ideal choice if you are looking for a burglary trespassing lawyer. We know how to defend those charged with these serious crimes and build cases that present our clients in the best light. Our prison consultants are also there to help you prepare for prison if you are facing time inside.
If you are facing burglary or trespassing charges, a Zoukis Consulting Group lawyer will defend you. Call us today.
Published Feb 15, 2022 by Christopher Zoukis, JD, MBA | Last Updated by Christopher Zoukis, JD, MBA on Feb 15, 2022 at 12:29 pm