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Burglary in Georgia

Counsel from a Proven Atlanta Criminal Defense Attorney

Have you been charged with burglary? If so, then the time to speak with properly legal counsel is now. While burglary is primarily considered a theft crime, no theft needs to occur for the accused to be charged and convicted. It requires staunch, insightful counsel to dispel the supposed circumstances of these charges and secure a reduction or dismissal.

At The Fiddes Law Firm, that is precisely the kind of service and advocacy we are committed to providing our clients. Andrew Fiddes is an experienced former Senior Prosecutor who has an intimate knowledge of how theft crimes are tried in our court system and how to counter the state's efforts against those who need their voices heard.

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Burglary Definitions & Penalties

The offense of burglary is described in Ga. Code Ann. § 16-7-1 and it defined when a person "enters or remains" in a dwelling, structure, vehicle, or watercraft without permission with the intent of committing a felony. Notice that theft is not mentioned here—it is possible to be charged with burglary if you are caught trespassing and authorities only believe that you intend to perpetrate a theft or another crime.

Penalties for burglary are as follows:

  • First offense: minimum prison sentence of one year
  • Second offense: minimum prison sentence of two years
  • Third offense: minimum prison sentence of five years

The maximum sentence for each of these charges is 20 years. There can also be aggravating factors that can affect your sentence, such as the type of structure involved and any property damage. For more information what kind of penalty your burglary charge can yield, contact us today. At The Fiddes Law Firm, LLC, we are ready to hear you story and begin mounting an aggressive and dynamic defense on your behalf.

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