No matter how overwhelming your situation may be, if you have been accused of burglary or aggravated burglary in Tennessee, it is crucial that you contact an experienced legal representative as soon as possible. The charges against you could result in serious consequences, such as jail or prison time, expensive fines, and a lasting criminal record. The choices you make following an arrest can greatly impact the success of your case and the rest of your personal and professional life. But there is hope.
Baker & Associates have defended numerous clients against burglary charges and understand the complex legal strategies necessary to achieve the best possible outcome for each case. Do not settle for just any legal defense team when so much is on the line. Contact Baker & Associates for a free consultation to learn more about our services and how we may be able to have the criminal charges against you reduced or dropped altogether. Call us at (866) 853-2888.
The crime of burglary is a graded felony offense that covers a broad range of acts beyond breaking into a home and stealing personal property.
According to Tennessee statute TCA § 39-14-402, a person may be charged with burglary if he or she:
Additional actions or circumstances that may increase a burglary charge to aggravated burglary include:
The main distinction between burglary and a lesser crime, such as trespassing, depends on the intentions of the accused. However, proving an individual’s intentions can be a complicated matter. The nuances of burglary laws can be easily misinterpreted or blurred in order to increase the penalties for an act that may not have been illegal or that may have been only a minor offense. An aggressive attorney with extensive knowledge of Tennessee burglary laws will be able to fight against an unfair or overblown charge.
At Baker & Associates, we strongly believe in fighting for our clients’ right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty. Burglary charges are particularly difficult to prove in court without sufficient evidence, such as evidence of the intent to commit a crime. If you have been accused of burglary, our criminal defense attorneys can not only provide the professional legal guidance you need at this difficult and troubling time, but we can also fight diligently on your behalf. There are numerous defenses against such an easily misunderstood charge, but it is crucial that you choose a strong legal team to represent your case. Contact us online or call (866) 853-2888 for a free consultation.
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