New Brunswick Burglary Defense
Burglary, 2C:18-2 in New Jersey
In New Jersey, a burglary is usually committed when someone enters, or surreptitiously remains in a structure with the purpose to commit a crime. Contrary to popular belief, a burglary does not involve a theft. While a common scenario may be a forced entry into a house or a vehicle to steal property, a burglary is an unlawful entry to commit any crime. It also does not need to be a “breaking and entering”. Another way to look at it is a trespassing with the intent to commit a crime within the structure. Our New Jersey burglary defense attorneys can represent you in any court in New Jersey.
In New jersey, a burglary is usually a third degree offense. It is elevated to a second degree when the actor purposely, knowingly or recklessly inflicts, attempts to inflict or threatens to inflict bodily injury on anyone or is armed with or displays what appear to be explosives or a deadly weapon. Thus, these offense are serious with some County Prosecutor’s pushing for jail time, even for first offenders. To protect yourself, call a good New Jersey burglary defense lawyer to fight for you!
A structure is almost anything you think could be a structure. It includes any building, room, ship, vessel, car, vehicle or airplane and any place adapted for overnight accommodation of persons or any place meant for carrying on business. Furthermore, a person does not need to be present in any of these locations.
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Possession of Burglar’s Tools, 2C:5-5(a)
In New Jersey, this offense is committed when someone possesses tools or other objects designed or commonly used for committing or facilitating a theft offense or offenses involving forcible entry into premises. If the person manufactures or publishes plans for the tool, it is a fourth degree offense. Otherwise, it is a disorderly person’s offense.
Our New Jersey burglary defense attorneys have the experience, knowledge and innovative defense tactics to help protect you as well as your family, career and reputation. When you hire Jack Venturi Law, a team of tough, smart New Jersey criminal defense attorneys will craft a strategy that is uniquely tailored to help achieve the result you want in your burglary case. Our battle plan to attack the allegations against you is then immediately started so we can get ahead of the case.
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