Similarly to robbery, burglary is also an offense associated with theft and other property crimes. However, this offense involves unlawful entry accompanied by another felony or harmful act against a victim.
Burglary combines elements of property crimes and violent crimes. Therefore, this type of offense could seriously damage a person’s reputation. An experienced attorney can help limit the negative outcome of a burglary conviction.
Susanne Gustin has over 24 years of experience defending clients against serious theft and property crimes including burglary.
Her firm has earned a reputation for her intelligent, innovative approaches to providing successful criminal defense for those charged with theft and property crimes.
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A person can be found guilty of burglary if he or she enters or remains in a building unlawfully with intent to commit a felony, theft, assault, lewdness of any kind, sexual battery, or voyeurism.
Due to the typically violent nature of a burglary offense, penalties for these offenses carry a severe punishment. Burglary is a third-degree felony, unless it occurs in a dwelling, at which point, it is elevated to a second-degree felony.
As a third degree felony, burglary is punishable by a maximum of five years in prison and up to $5,000 in fines.
As a second degree felony, burglary is punishable by a maximum of fifteen years imprisonment and up to $10,000 in fines.
Burglary convictions can follow an individual for a long period, thus making it exceedingly difficult to find employment. A loss of professional licenses can also result from a burglary conviction.
All of these consequences can be extremely stressful for an individual to handle alone. It is necessary to have an experienced attorney on your side to negotiate on your behalf to lessen the chances of a burglary conviction.
Utah Office for Victims of Crime- Utah organization for victims of burglary and property crimes.
Victim Support Services- Support services for victims of burglary and other property crimes.
If you have been charged with burglary, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side. Susanne Gustin has the experience and the skills to advocate on your behalf. Susanne Gustin will work diligently to find a solution to your legal troubles.
Call Susanne Gustin Attorney at Law at (801) 243-2814 to set up a consultation. Our firm services clients in Salt Lake County and Davis County, as well as neighboring counties.