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Breaking and Entering Lawyer in Salem

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Breaking and entering is not a stand-alone offense in Salem. A criminal charge for breaking and entering must also include "with intent to commit a misdemeanor" or "with intent to commit a felony." In either case, however, a conviction carries with it severe penalties, including possible jail time. If you are facing a charge for breaking and entering, you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer in Salem to represent you. When you hire KRP Law, LLC, you will work with a former prosecutor who knows the legal system from both sides. I have more than 15 years of experience, so I am ready to fight for your rights and your future.

Penalties for Breaking and Entering in Salem, MA

For a breaking and entering crime that occurred during the daytime, the charge is more likely to be a misdemeanor. If it took place at night, on the other hand, the defendant will probably face a felony charge. Typically, punishments for breaking and entering are as follows:

  • Misdemeanor: Maximum sentence of six months in jail
  • Armed with a deadly weapon: At least five years in state prison
  • Daytime felony: Up to 10 years in state prison
  • Nighttime felony: Up to 20 years in state prison

Keep in mind, though, that unless you were actually caught in the act of breaking and entering, the case against you might not be very strong. For example, your attorney can challenge eyewitness accounts as unreliable, especially for nighttime breaking and entering cases. Also, video recordings from security cameras are often poor quality, making it difficult for the prosecution to prove it was you.

You Need a Trusted Salem, MA Criminal Defense Lawyer on Your Side

Your best chance of avoiding a conviction is with a solid defense orchestrated by a knowledgeable attorney. You need a professional who can examine the evidence against you and find holes that cast doubt on your involvement in the theft crime. With extensive trial experience, I know what works in the courtroom to get the judge and jury on your side. I will fight relentlessly until I get a favorable outcome for your case. Contact my firm for more information or get started right away with a free case evaluation.

KRP Law, LLC - Salem, MA Criminal Defense Attorney
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