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Pittsburgh Burglary Attorney

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Being charged with burglary in Pittsburgh or in the surrounding areas of western Pennsylvania is a serious matter. If you are facing such a charge, you will want to act quickly in order to give yourself the best chance of an effective defense. Our Pittsburgh criminal lawyer can immediately review your case and supervise an investigation into the charges, looking for favorable evidence and flaws and inconsistencies in the prosecution's case. Our firm may be able to get the charges against you reduced or dismissed. By contacting our firm to arrange a legal consultation, you will be taking an active step in ensuring that you have a highly-qualified firm directing your case.

What Is Burglary?

According to Pennsylvania criminal law, burglary consists of entering a home, building, or any structure illegally with the intention of committing a crime inside it. The crime does not have to be only a theft crime nor does there have to be a breaking and entering; the offender may enter through an open door. In general, burglary differs from robbery which uses physical force or threats of force to steal another's property. Burglary is often accomplished without a victim being present during the commission of the crime.

In Pennsylvania, burglary is charged as a felony. It may be charged as a first-degree felony if it was committed in someone's residence or if anyone was present when it occurred. It may be charged as a second-degree felony if it was committed in a structure that was not a home and no one was present when it occurred.

If you are convicted of burglary, you will have a criminal record as a convicted felon which can negatively affect your future in terms of job, career, and education opportunities and professional licenses. You also risk penalties such as incarceration, fines, probation, restitution, and more. Having our Pittsburgh burglary attorney handling your defense can have a significant impact on the outcome of your case. 

Contact the Pittsburgh burglary lawyer at the firm if you are facing an investigation or charges connected with burglary today.

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