Legal Bridge can connect you with a specialist team who able to offer expert advice on all ‘dishonesty offences’, and regularly deals with the 3 most popular offences of burglary, theft and robbery.
Each of the 3 dishonesty offences are considered seriously by the Courts. It is very important to seek legal guidance as quickly as possible if someone is convicted of burglary in particular as this can make a difference to your case.
Legal Bridge can offer a service that connects people to firms who will represent them in the event that they are accused of such a crime. These firms have vast experience and specialist expertise in all the aspects in dealing with burglary cases from the police station, upon initial arrest, through to Crown Court proceedings.
Burglary & The Law
There are a number of ways that Burglary can be committed. The law approaches burglary with the view of identifying the intention and dishonesty of the crime, in addition to gaining proof that trespassing took place.
To be convicted, it must be proven that the offender entered a property or area without permission, with the absolute intention of causing damage, stealing, or to commit rape or GBH.
Burglary can also be committed when someone enters a property as a trespasser and during their time in that property decides that they will take something. It is not a necessity for anything to be actually stolen for a person to be convicted of burglary.
Generally the court deems the burglary of a residential property as a more serious crime than that of commercial property due to involving an intrusion into a person’s private life and home.
Burglary is classified as an ‘either way offence’, which means that the result is very dependent on the individual case and the magistrates have to make the decision as to whether they are able to deal with the case or if it needs to be referred up to the Crown Court.
Accused of Burglary?
A much more serious burglary is aggravated burglary, which can be defined in many different ways, but most likely where a firearm, imitation firearm, weapon of offence or any explosive has been utilized. If found guilty, aggravated burglary can lead to life imprisonment.
Please call us on 0203 355 7444 or [email protected] , if you require some additional information about burglary and sentences.