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Burglary Attorney Serving Indiana

Burglary, a criminal offense in the state of Indiana, is one of the most commonly occurring crimes in Indianapolis. In fact, over the past year, there were almost 37,000 reported burglary incidents. This means that for every 100,000 residents in Indiana, over 559 residents were victims of burglary.

Indiana is currently ranked 19th in the nation for burglary arrests. Despite how common burglary is throughout the state, it is a felony offense that is routinely and harshly prosecuted by the Deputy Prosecutors, making it all the more important to have a seasoned Indianapolis burglary lawyer on your side.

If you were arrested for burglary, you may face serious consequences such as a significant term of incarceration, an outrageous fine, and a long period of probation.

The Indianapolis criminal defense attorneys at Eskew Law have dedicated their careers to helping Indiana residents fight criminal charges like burglary. Over the years, we have assisted countless clients with understanding the nature of their charges and crafting defense theories tailored to the specific facts and circumstances surrounding their cases.

We can work alongside you to evaluate your options and determine the best strategy that matches your goals. To learn more about how Eskew Law can help you with your burglary case, call us today at (317) 974-0177 to schedule an appointment.

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Burglary in Indiana

According to Section 35-43-2-1 of the Indiana Code, burglary occurs when someone “breaks and enters” into someone else’s building, intending to commit either a felony or theft once inside. Breaking and entering involves using stealthy or forceful means to enter a place you do not have permission to enter.

This can be through picking a lock, stealing a key, or breaking a window. However, burglary is more than merely unlawfully entering someone’s property. Burglary requires that you intend to do something illegal inside the property that is either (1) a felony, or (2) theft, which is usually a misdemeanor.

Any felony qualifies, and it is best to consult a dedicated Indianapolis burglary lawyer if you have any questions regarding your particular situation.

If you break and enter into someone’s home without intending to commit a felony or theft therein, you have committed residential entry, which is a separate felony offense punishable by half a year to two-and-a-half years in state prison.

If you knowingly or intentionally enter someone else’s property, either by stepping into their building or vehicle or simply walking onto their land, and you do not have permission to be there (and know you don’t have permission), you have committed criminal trespass, which is usually a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in county jail and up to $5,000 in fines.

Burglary is a Level 5 felony, punishable by one to six years in state prison. However, burglary can become a Level 4 felony if the building is someone’s dwelling or home, which is punishable by two to twelve years in state prison.

Burglary is a Level 3 felony if another person is injured, which is punishable by three to 16 years in state prison. Burglary is a Level 2 felony if either you are armed with a deadly weapon or you cause serious bodily injury to someone. A Level 2 felony is punishable by 10 to 30 years in state prison.

If the burglary involves someone’s home and results in serious bodily injury to another, it is a Level 1 felony, which is punishable by 20 to 40 years in state prison. All felonies face up to $10,000 in fines.

A skilled Indianapolis burglary attorney can assist you with negotiating for reduced penalties or defending against the charges.

Contact an Indianapolis Burglary Lawyer for a Free Case Evaluation

Were you arrested for burglary? Consult with Eskew Law today to learn about how we can help you fight your charges. We take this privilege and responsibility seriously for all of our clients throughout Indianapolis and Central Indiana.

To schedule an initial consultation, call Eskew Law at (317) 974-0177.

Next Steps

1. Consultation Meet with the attorney to discuss your legal issue. This initial meeting helps you understand their expertise and decide if they're the right fit.
2. Agreement Review and sign a retainer agreement. This contract outlines the services, fees, and other essential terms.
3. Documents Gather and provide all relevant documents related to your case. This step helps your attorney build your case efficiently.
4. Communication Set expectations for how and when you'll communicate with your attorney. Clear communication ensures that you stay informed throughout the process.

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