Defending Burglary Charges
Many young people have spent significant time in jail or prison for the decision to enter another person’s home, or because they chose to hang out with others who decide to break into homes or businesses. Burglary is a crime that is treated more harshly – especially if a person has a prior burglary conviction. A Judge will routinely make an example out of the Accused in order for the community to see that he is tough on crime and will not tolerate the violation of our homes. Depending on the situation, a burglary conviction can carry a mandatory minimum sentence without the possibility of parole.
Burglary charges require a careful defense. Mistaken identification is common in burglary cases, therefore police procedures, reports and scientific studies must be closely examined.
The potential sentence for this offense is 1-5 years. If 2nd or more, 1-8 years. O.C.G.A. 16-7-1
The potential sentence for a smash and grab is 2-20 years and/or $100,000 fine. If 2nd or more, 5-20 years and/or $100,00 fine. O.C.G.A. 16-7-2