The other day, while speaking with an individual who had been charged with burglary in Buffalo, I was asked, “What are the possible penalties?” In New York State, burglary is divided into three classifications – first, second, and third. Third degree burglary is punishable by up to seven years in jail. Second degree burglary – either being armed or entering into an individual's dwelling – is punishable by up to 15 years in jail. First degree burglary, the most serious in New York State, and punishable by up to 25 years in jail, occurs when an individual is armed when he enters a dwelling. All three classifications can bring very serious consequences, so it is very important to hire a criminal defense attorney to help you.
Were you or a loved one arrested for attempted burglary throughout WNY? Contact a criminal defense attorney at the Law Office of Drew Fritsch P.C. to protect your freedom.
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