Burglary is the breaking and entering with the intent to commit a felony or a theft offense. Lee Hotchkin is an experienced criminal defense lawyer with 33 years of experience defending burglary and related offenses, including:
- Burglary of a Residence
- Burglary of a Commercial Business
- Burglary of a Vehicle
- Possession of Burglary Tools
HOW MUCH TIME CAN I GET FOR A BURGLARY OFFENSE?
Burglary is a serious offense. A person convicted of burglary in Nevada is guilty of a “Category B Felony” and faces punishment of between 1 year and 10 years in a Nevada State Prison plus a fine of up to $10,000. If a gun or other deadly weapon was used, the prison time is 2 to 15 years. If you are a repeat offender, you are not eligible for probation.
If you are a non-citizen in Nevada, a burglary conviction may be enough to get you thrown out of the country as well. Depending on the circumstances of your case, your alleged burglary may qualify as an “aggravated felony” or a crime involving moral turpitude in Nevada,” which are grounds for removal from the U.S. Our Reno criminal defense attorneys may be able to plead down your case to a non-deportable offense or modify your conviction.
EXPERIENCED BURGLARY DEFENSE ATTORNEY
If you have been arrested for or charged with burglary, seek the counsel of a Reno criminal defense attorney with experience fighting Nevada burglary cases. We have successfully defended thousands of burglary cases.
There are numerous defenses to burglary including identifying the burglar to what was the intent. Lee knows all the defenses and can help you get the charges dismissed and can help you get the charges dismissed or reduced to a lesser offense which might include petty theft or trespassing.
If you have been arrested for Burglary or a burglary related crime, you deserve an experienced criminal defense attorney who will personally handle your case. Call Reno Nevada Law attorney Lee Hotchkin (775) 786-5791 – it’s what we do!