If you are accused of burglary, the experienced New Hampshire burglary defense lawyer at Cohen & Winters can help. Under New Hampshire criminal law it is a crime to commit a burglary. Burglary is defined in RSA 635:1 as the unauthorized entering of a building or occupied structure with the intent to commit a crime therein. The underlying crime could be any crime, but it is most commonly alleged to be a theft. Possession of burglary tools is also illegal and can be charged as a misdemeanor.
Burglary is a felony. Whether it is a class A felony or class B felony will depend on numerous factors. It is possible to be convicted of both a burglary and the crime intended to be committed. An example of this is if a defendant breaks into a house with the intent to commit an assault and assaults a person inside the home. He could then be convicted of both the burglary and the assault.
If you or someone you love has been charged with burglary, don’t delay. Contact the criminal defense lawyers at Cohen & Winter today for a free consultation.