Atlanta Burglary Defense Attorney
Charged with Burglary in Georgia? Call The Abt Law Firm, LLC for a FREE Consultation!
Burglary is one of the most serious property crimes in Georgia. If convicted, you could face long prison sentences, thousands of dollars in fines, and a permanent criminal record. Even worse, if you are convicted of a burglary, you will be labeled a sex offender if the burglary was committed at a place where people regularly gather, such as a school, church, or community center. If you are facing burglary charges, you need the help of an Atlanta burglary defense lawyer at The Abt Law Firm, LLC, as soon as possible.
What Is Burglary in Georgia?
Under Georgia law, burglary is defined as entering a building with the intent to commit a crime while inside. The crime of burglary is charged as a felony. The type of burglary charge you face will depend on the circumstances of the alleged crime.
Examples of burglary include:
- Entering a building with the intent to commit a felony while inside
- Entering a building with the intent to commit a theft while inside
- Entering a building without permission with the intent to commit a felony or theft
If you are convicted of burglary, you will be required to pay restitution to the victim for any property damage or theft that occurred during the burglary. You may also be required to pay fines and restitution to the victim for any medical bills resulting from the burglary.
Penalties for Burglary in Georgia
Burglary is a felony under Georgia law and is punishable by a prison sentence of no less than one year and no more than 20 years. If the burglary was committed at a place where people regularly gather, such as a school, church, or community center, the crime is punishable by a prison sentence of no less than two years and no more than 30 years. In addition to prison time and fines, you may also be required to pay restitution to the victim for any medical bills or property damage caused by the burglary.
How a Burglary Lawyer in Atlanta Can Help
If you are facing burglary charges, you need the help of an experienced Atlanta burglary crimes attorney as soon as possible. The Abt Law Firm, LLC can help you challenge your burglary charges and protect your freedom.
Our Atlanta burglary crimes lawyer may be able to challenge the evidence against you in a number of ways, including:
- Search and seizure
- Exclusionary evidence
- Confessions and admissions
- Drug crimes
- Domestic violence
- Gun crimes
- Mistaken identity
If you have been charged with burglary in Georgia, do not wait to contact our Atlanta burglary attorney for help. Call The Abt Law Firm, LLC today at (678) 582-2272 for a free consultation!
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