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Burglary Defense Lawyer in St Louis
Burglary is a serious crime that involves the unlawful entry of a building with the intent to commit a felony or theft. It is considered a felony in Missouri and is punishable by a prison sentence.
If you are facing burglary charges in St. Louis, it is critical that you retain a skilled and knowledgeable St. Louis burglary lawyer as soon as possible.
What Is Burglary in Missouri?
In Missouri, burglary is defined as the entering of a building or other structure with the intent to commit a felony or theft once inside. A building can be a permanent structure, a temporary structure, or an enclosed vehicle.
Burglary is considered a very serious crime in Missouri. If a gun was used during the burglary, the sentence may be increased to up to 30 years. If a gun was not used during the burglary, the sentence may be increased to up to 15 years. If a deadly weapon was used during the burglary, the sentence may be increased to up to 20 years.
The penalties for burglary depend on the following circumstances:
- The type of building entered
- The intent of the burglary
- The presence of a gun, deadly weapon, or other weapon
- The presence of a victim
- The value of the property stolen
Do Not Wait to Involve a Burglary Defense Lawyer
If you were arrested or accused of a burglary but formal charges have not been filed – the biggest mistake you can make is to wait to involve an attorney. Every second counts in a criminal case, and your future may be at stake. Getting the help of a practiced criminal defense lawyer in the St. Louis area earlier may mean the difference between an acquittal and a jail cell.
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