Burglary is defined as a property crime in New York State because it is rooted in criminal trespass. And though there has been a decline of burglary arrests in New York over the years, the number is still high – with 8,041 arrests recorded in 2019. All three degrees of burglary charges in New York are defined as felonies under Article 140 of New York Penal Law. This means that jail time is likely if convicted.
Lives are clearly at stake when you or a loved one is charged with burglary. You need to hire a law firm with deep experience and a track record of success defending against burglary charges.
Hire D’Emilia Law.
The burglary lawyers of D’Emilia Law – Paul D’Emilia and Kendra Monte – are well-versed in handling burglary claims. They prosecuted countless burglary cases during their combined decades at the Kings County District Attorney’s office before founding their successful defense firm.
D’Emilia Law stands out in New York’s legal community for achieving acquittals and reduced charges in the most complex burglary cases. They have demonstrated where inaccurate claims, mishandled evidence (or lack thereof) and unreliable eyewitness accounts can influence burglary charges.
Without proper representation, defendants and their families are at risk of facing:
- Lengthy prison terms.
- Thousands of dollars in damages, fines and fees.
- Unwanted media attention.
- Reputation damage.
New York Burglary Lawyers
When someone knowingly and unlawfully enters or remains in a building or residence with the intent to commit a crime, they can be accused of burglary. Whether the accused had a weapon, or injured someone during the course of their trespass influences the degree of the accusation.
D’Emilia Law was founded on the belief that every defendant deserves a fair hearing and we may be able to help get your burglary and criminal trespass charges reduced or dismissed.
Our unique success on both sides of the courtroom puts D’Emilia Law at an advantageous position when we accept a case. In addition to our decades of experience, we frequently collaborate with expert witnesses, enabling us to anticipate the actions of the opposing side. From this insider’s perspective, we can build an even stronger defense for you.
Before you take any other action, you should contact D’Emilia Law for the best possible defense strategy and representation. No matter how dire the odds may seem, we will fight for you through every stage of your case.