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Phoenix Burglary Criminal Defense Attorneys

In Arizona, the crimes of criminal trespass and burglary are two different offenses and each is broken down in to degrees depending largely on the location and situation of the trespass or burglary. Burglary can be a serious crime and Gallagher & Kennedy offers aggressive legal defense strategies for clients facing these serious criminal charges.

According to A.R.S. § 1501 et seq.:

  • Burglary in the Third Degree- occurs when a person enters or remains in (or on) a non-residential structure or in a fenced yard with the intent to commit theft or any felony
  • Burglary in the Second Degree- occurs when a person enters or remains in (or on) a residential structure with the intent to commit theft or any felony
  • Burglary in the First Degree- occurs when a person enters or remains in (or on) a non residential structure or in a fenced yard or residential structure with the intent to commit theft or any felony while in possession of explosives, a deadly weapon, or dangerous instrument

Arizona Carries Severe Penalties for Criminal Trespass and Burglary

Burglary and criminal trespass both involve unlawful entry on another property. However, unlike trespass, burglary requires entering with the intent to commit another criminal. The State of Arizona, including the city of Phoenix and surrounding areas, all prosecute Criminal Trespass and Burglary. There are significant penalties for each – ranging from a class 3 misdemeanor to a class 2 felony.

At the criminal law firm of Gallagher & Kennedy, we handle a wide variety of burglary and criminal trespass cases in Chandler, Phoenix, and Scottsdale. These can include, burglary of habitation, burglary of a building, burglary of a motor vehicle, and criminal trespassing.

Gallagher & Kennedy has Experience That Counts

With such harsh consequences it is critical to obtain experienced legal representation as soon as possible.   The Phoenix Burglary Criminal Defense Attorneys at Gallagher & Kennedy have extensive experience in all facets of property crime cases.  Our attorneys bring invaluable insight and experience to your case, and we work diligently to ensure that we can achieve the best outcome for your situation. Gallagher & Kennedy attorneys will provide an aggressive defense strategy tailored to your individual needs with discreet and professional representation.  Don’t let a property crime ruin your life.  We can help! We also serve clients in other areas of criminal defense.

If you or someone you know is facing property crime charges, please contact our office at 602-510-9999 to schedule a FREE consultation with a Phoenix criminal defense attorney. 

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