South Windsor Burglary Defense Attorneys

Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers

Have you been arrested for burglary? Burglary is a felony offense in Connecticut. Conviction of such an offense can not only expose you to prison time and fines but the loss of your right to vote and your right to own a firearm.

Get the criminal defense you need to fight your burglary charges at Berman & Russo. From our office in South Windsor, burglary defense lawyers at our firm offer legal advice and representation to clients charged with all types of theft-related crimes. Contact us for a free consultation to discuss your legal options and defense.

Burglary in Connecticut

Under Connecticut criminal law, burglary occurs when one enters a building or dwelling, without permission, with the intent to commit a crime. A building is broadly defined under the law and can include:

  • Houses
  • Garages
  • Stores
  • Outbuildings
  • Motor vehicles and cars

Even entering an unlocked car or unlocked home intending to steal something is burglary. Contrary to popular belief, you do not need to "break" into the building in order to be charged with felony burglary.

The Consequences Depend on the Facts in Your Case

With burglary, the punishment fits the crime. While every burglary charge is a felony, the degree of burglary you are charged with and the potential consequences you face will vary depending on the facts in your case.

In particular, burglaries of homes and home invasions are taken very seriously and are vigorously prosecuted in Connecticut. Also, burglaries which include the injury of a homeowner or another person carry weighty consequences. Even the time of the burglary can be crucial. Burglaries at night carry stiffer penalties because of the higher likelihood that someone will be home, regardless of whether or not the dwelling was empty.

Contact Our Criminal Defense Firm for a Free Consultation

If you have been arrested for burglary, contact the Connecticut criminal defense attorneys at our firm. From our office in South Windsor, we represent clients with cases in the courts of Manchester, Rockville/Vernon, Enfield, Hartford, New Britain and Middletown.