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Virginia Beach Burglary Lawyer

What Is Burglary?

Section 18.2-89 of the Virginia Code describes burglary as breaking and entering another person’s home at night, with the intent to commit a felony or larceny. The felony could be a violent crime such as assault, or it could be a theft offense.

Burglary is a serious criminal offense in Virginia Beach, and it is punishable as a felony. If you have been charged with burglary, you can be sent to state prison, forced to pay thousands of dollars in fines, and you will have a criminal record for years to come.

What Are the Penalties for Burglary?

Burglary is a Class 3 felony, punishable by anywhere from 5 to 20 years in prison and up to $100,000 in fines. In cases where the suspect was armed with a deadly weapon, the crime is increased to a Class 2 felony, which has a minimum of 20 years in prison and a maximum life imprisonment.

Being charged with such a serious crime poses a major threat to your future, and you need to work with a lawyer who has experience with this type of case to defend you in court. If you are convicted you may never be able to get your life back to normal.

Call us at (757) 447-0080 or contact us online for representation in Virginia Beach or a surrounding area. We also accept cases in Newport News, Hampton, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Portsmouth, and Norfolk.

Contact Our Attorney With Over a Decade of Experience

At JRLaw, PLC, we will fight aggressively to preserve your freedom when you have been charged with a burglary crime. Our lead attorney worked as a local police officer for 15 years, and we are passionate about seeking justice for our clients.

We will be available to you when you need help, and we can meet you for an after-hour or Saturday appointment if you need to. 

Contact us today to learn how we can help you fight burglary charges in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk and the surrounding cities.

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  • His representation kept an unfortunate incident from defining her future. He was able to put us at ease from the first contact, and he gave her the support she (and our family) needed to get through a very difficult time.
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  • From first contact, he was attentive, communicative, and beyond fair with his fees. Being a former police officer in Virginia Beach made him aware, prior to court, of what needed to be done for our time in court. That prior experience was also completely
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    • Caroline County: Reckless Driving Speed 20mph over
    • Chesapeake Circuit Court: Domestic Assault & Failure To Appear
    • Chesapeake Juvenile: Detention Hearing (Bond Hearing)
    • Chesapeake Juvenile: Felony Robbery
    • Chesapeake: Evading Traffic Device