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Protecting You From Burglary Charges in Lackawanna County

Entering a building with the intent of committing a crime is considered burglary in Pennsylvania. This offense is always considered a felony and, if a conviction is reached, can mean significant penalties for the accused.

If you’ve been arrested or accused of burglary, the time to start developing an effective defense is now. With your liberties hanging in the balance, you should choose the best possible representation to safeguard your freedoms. At the Law Offices of William D. Thompson, the primary goal of our Scranton theft crime attorney is to ensure that the accused receive every consideration they deserve during this time of crisis.

Let us give you the defense you need to combat these charges. Call our office today at
(570) 666-1068 to start building your case.

Pennsylvania’s Burglary Statute

Burglary is always a felony, but whether it’s charged as first degree or second degree depends on the circumstances of the offense. If another person is in the building at the time of the crime, the charge is considered a first-degree felony. If the building was empty, however, the offense is considered a second-degree felony.

If convicted of a first-degree felony, penalties can include:

  • Up to 20 years in prison
  • $25,000 in fines

If convicted of a second-degree felony, penalties can include:

  • Up to 10 years in prison
  • $25,000 in fines

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The Law Offices of William D. Thompson is unlike other firms – we believe that keeping you at a distance is harmful to your case and outcome. Instead, we invest ourselves in getting to know your story and your goals. By choosing our Scranton criminal defense attorney, you are retaining a legal counsel from an attorney who has been recognized for client satisfaction by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys and maintains an 8.8 Excellent Avo Rating. Let our firm stand by you during your time of need.

To learn how our criminal defense attorney can help, schedule your free consultation today. Se habla español.

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