Accomplished Strategies For Breaking And Entering Defense
In Massachusetts, the criminal charge of breaking and entering (often referred to as “B and E”) often involves the intent to commit another crime such as a theft. It is common for a person to be charged with larceny in conjunction with allegedly breaking and entering a house, an apartment, a commercial building, a public building or a vehicle.
If you have been charged with breaking and entering, or are facing any related charges, turn to me, Worcester criminal defense lawyer Nicole Colby Longton. I strive to help my clients understand their rights and fight the breaking and entering, theft and other charges they may be facing.
Do not hesitate to contact my office now and schedule a free consultation.
In certain situations involving restraining orders, an individual can be charged with breaking and entering his or her own residence for trying to retrieve necessary belongings. Thus, you can be charged with a crime for simply trying to pick up your clothing, your phone or your wallet.
If you are convicted of breaking and entering, you may not be sentenced to time in jail or prison, though in some cases that is a possibility. However, your ability to get a job or gain admission to school can be adversely affected even if you are convicted of a misdemeanor.
Get Legal Advice If You Have Been Charged
If you were arrested and accused of breaking and entering, or you received a summon for a court appearance, you should consult a knowledgeable lawyer as soon as possible. The outcome of your case can vary greatly depending on the quality of your defense.
As a defense attorney with extensive experience in Massachusetts criminal matters, I advocate aggressively for my clients who have been accused of breaking and entering. I can help you if you have been charged with a misdemeanor or felony B and E offense, a restraining order violation, or with burglary, larceny, theft, assault or sexual assault.
Every case is different, so my defense strategy will depend on your circumstances. Defense tactics can include questioning whether an arresting officer had probable cause to arrest you, challenging whether a clerk had a proper complaint, carefully examining evidence, or working to keep your case in District Court as opposed to Superior Court (where the penalties and risks of substantial prison time are significantly higher).
Contact A Larceny Defense Attorney Serving Worcester, Dudley, East Brookfield and surrounding area
Contact me, Nicole Colby Longton, for a free consultation with a Worcester breaking and entering attorney. I can answer your questions, explain your options and defend you strongly against whatever charges you are facing. Call me today at 508-793-2000.