Burglary is an extremely serious offense. Depending upon the severity of the charges, you may be facing a lengthy period of incarceration. Even unintentional trespassing can be charged as a felony and present serious consequences.
At Haughey & Niehaus, LLC, our burglary defense attorneys focus on two things:
If you are facing burglary charges in Warrne or Butler County, we offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case and your options. Our law office is located in Oxford, across the street from the Butler County Courthouse.
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In general, burglary is defined as trespassing in an occupied structure with or without the intent to commit a crime once inside. It is treated as a felony. The severity of the burglary charges depends largely upon intent (did you intend to commit the crime?), the type of structure (is it someone's habitat or a commercial building?) and the presence of another person inside the structure.
Our Mason criminal defense lawyers have extensive experience handling all types of burglary charges — from trespass with criminal intent (such as theft) to accidental breaking and entering.
Sometimes the houses all look the same. We know that, and we understand that it was probably an innocent mistake. However, trespassing in an occupied structure without the intent to commit a crime is still considered a very serious felony.
If you are a good student with a bright future who made a poor decision, we may be able to negotiate a deal with the prosecutor to reduce your felony charge to a misdemeanor.
Our primary objective in these matters is to protect your rights and your freedom. We understand what is at stake. No matter your situation, we will conduct a thorough investigation to uncover the circumstances behind your arrest. Our firm will expose any improper police procedures or violations of your constitutional rights, including whether law enforcement officials had probable cause to arrest you.
Criminal charges are code violations for students at Miami University. Even if you are not convicted of the charges, you will face a hearing before the Office of Student Conflict Resolution. For more information about this hearing, see Miami University Discipline and Code Violations.