Criminal Defense & Social Security Disability Law

Strong Defense Against Burglary Charges

If you or a loved one has been arrested and charged with breaking and entering, it is crucial that you act quickly to ensure that your rights are not violated. An experienced Fairfax burglary defense lawyer can explain the obstacles and consequences you might face.

At Lawrence, Smith and Gardner, we have provided skilled criminal defense to clients throughout Virginia for more than 30 years. We understand the intricacies of criminal defense and how to build an effective case strategy. Most often, our clients are facing life-changing consequences and it is our goal to limit their exposure to penalties as much as possible.

Breaking And Entering Is Closely Related To Burglary

As a statutory offense, breaking and entering is closely related to burglary. This charge requires breaking with intent to commit a misdemeanor other than trespassing or assault and battery. It is a class six felony punishable by up to five years in a state penitentiary and substantial fines. Consequences can be even more significant if there is the presence of certain modifiers such as whether or not the accused was armed or has a prior conviction.

Breaking and entering is a serious offense and is viewed as one that is very dangerous to the community. As such, this charge is pursued aggressively by both the prosecution and the court. Typically, an effective defense is centered on the numerous technical aspects of the statutes. You need an attorney with the considerable skills required to compare the facts of the case to the specific statutory requirements. Contact our firm for a strong and efficient defense no matter how complex your case.

Contact Us For Experienced Defense You Can Count On

It is our goal to make the law work for you. Contact Lawrence, Smith and Gardner, to discuss the specifics of your case with a knowledgeable attorney. Call 703-539-5825 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free initial telephone consultation or an in-person meeting today.