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Burglary – First Degree Defense Lawyers in Baltimore, Maryland

Burglary – First Degree Lawyer in Baltimore, Maryland – Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC.

Have you been arrested for Burglary – First Degree in Baltimore County, Harford County, Howard County, Anne Arundel County, or Baltimore City, Maryland?  Contact the Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC, at 410-288-2900 to discuss your Burglary – First Degree charges and schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.

What is the maximum penalty for Burglary – First Degree?

The maximum penalty for Burglary – First Degree is 20 years

Is Burglary – First Degree a Felony or Misdemeanor in Maryland?

Burglary – First degree is classified as a Felony in Maryland.

What should I do if I am charged with Burglary – First Degree

If you are charged with Burglary – First Degree in Maryland you should contact a lawyer as soon as possible?  The Burglary – First Degree Defense Attorneys at the Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC, have helped defend clients for years charged with criminal offenses in Maryland.  The owner and founder, defense attorney G. Randolph Rice, Jr., is a former Assistant State’s Attorney, let his experience go to work for your in the court room.

Do I have to prove that I did not commit the Burglary – First Degree?

No, it is not your burden to prove that you did not commit the Burglary – First Degree.  It‘s the burden of the State of Maryland and the State’s Attorney’s Office to prove that you committed the criminal offense.

What does the State’s Attorney’s Office have to prove to convict me of Burglary – First Degree?

The State must prove that you broke and entered the dwelling of another with the intent to commit theft and/or a crime of violence. In order to convict you the State must prove:

1.      that there was a breaking;

2.      that there was an entry;

3.      that the breaking and entry was into someone else’s dwelling;

4.      that the breaking and entry was done with the intent to commit a theft and/or a crime of violence inside the dwelling; and

5.      that the defendant was the person who broke and entered.

Breaking means the creation or enlargement of an opening, such as breaking or opening a window or pushing open a door. Breaking can include gaining entry by fraud, trick, or force. Entry means that any part of the defendant’s body was inside the house. A dwelling is a structure where someone regularly sleeps.

Can I have a jury trial if I have been charged with Burglary – First Degree in Maryland?

You have a right to a jury trial if you have been charged with Burglary – First Degree in Maryland.  You also have the right to have the case heard by a Judge to determine if you committed the Burglary – First Degree.

If you have been charged with Burglary – First degree in Baltimore County, Harford County, Howard County, Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, or any other county in Maryland, contact the Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC, for immediate help.

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