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Experienced Minnesota Burglary Defense Attorney
Burglary is considered a violent crime, though in many circumstances no actual violence occurs. Even the least serious form of burglary can expose you to harsh penalties, including up to a year in prison.
If you have been charged with burglary, you should speak to an experienced and dedicated criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.
I am attorney Murad Mohammad. For 10 years, I have defended people accused of crimes in the Twin Cities area and throughout Minnesota. I have the skill, experience and tenacity to protect your rights in a case involving allegations of burglary.
Four Degrees of Burglary
Burglary is either a gross misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the circumstances surrounding the incident. Prosecutors have broad discretion in choosing what to charge you with.
The term “burglary” actually describes four different offenses under Minnesota law. All four types have the same basic elements: entry into a home, dwelling or structure with the intent to commit a crime.
The most serious burglary charge is burglary in the first degree. If convicted of this offense, you face a minimum sentence of six months in prison, with a maximum sentence of 20 years and fines up to $35,000. The least serious charge, burglary in the fourth degree, still carries fines up to $3,000 and up to a year in jail. The good news is that the prosecution is required to prove each element of the offense to support a guilty verdict.
Aggressive Criminal Defense
The criminal justice system often leaves people feeling confused and helpless. Many people are swallowed up and never get back on their feet.
The best way to avoid that outcome is to make sure you are doing what you can to provide an aggressive defense against the burglary charges you are facing. That means working with an attorney who understands the law and who has experience in cases like yours.
I have a strong record of success in criminal cases. I will take the time to explain your rights and options so you can make decisions that are right for you.
Schedule a Free Consultation With Me Today
To discuss your situation with a knowledgeable defense attorney, call me at 651.283.5324 or contact me by email to schedule a free, confidential consultation.