Burglary Lawyer in Minneapolis & Saint Paul, MN
Burglary is a serious crime in Minnesota. If you are under investigation or charged with burglary, you should consult with an attorney at Brandt Criminal Defense right away. If you are under investigation as a burglary suspect, do not speak with the police or provide any information. The burglary lawyers at Brandt Criminal Defense are able to first provide you with information as to what is at stake in terms of the severity of the charges, the possible punishment, potential defenses you may have, and other consequences that can come from having a burglary conviction. We offer free, confidential consultations and are here to help.
There are four degrees of burglary: first degree burglary is the most serious; fourth degree burglary is the least serious. First, second and third degree burglary are felony offenses, while fourth degree burglary is a gross misdemeanor in Minnesota.
What are the degrees of burglary?
- 1st degree – enters a building with dangerous weapon or any article that can be fashioned into a weapon or an explosive; or enters a residential building while another person is present inside the residence; or enters a building an assaults someone inside
- 2nd degree – enters a residence with intent to commit a crime while inside; or enters a building that contains a banking business or other securities business; or enters a building that contains a pharmacy or other business involving controlled substances; or enters a building while possessing burglary tools; or enters a religious, school, historical, or government building with intent to commit a crime while inside
- 3rd degree – enters a building with intent to steal or commit any felony or gross misdemeanor while in the building
- 4th degree – enters a building with intent to commit a misdemeanor other than theft while in the building
Burglary is a “crime of violence” in Minnesota, and can have lifelong consequences that impact a person’s employment, criminal record, gun rights, voting rights, and immigration issues. Burglary charges become possible almost any time a person enters a building without permission or right, and can involve situations that we do not normally think of as burglary.
The criminal lawyers at Brandt Defense have over 20 years of experience handling all types of burglary offenses. Our team has been honored with the title of “Super Lawyers” by Law and Politics magazine for the past 10 years.
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