Breaking & Entering and Burglary

Breaking & Entering and Burglary

Being arrested for the crime of burglary or breaking and entering is a very stressful and frightening experience; with so much at stake it is important to know that you don’t need to fight this battle on your own. You need the peace of mind that comes with having a calm, professional, and experienced criminal attorney on your side.  Mr. Huntley is a former North Carolina State Prosecutor who has the experience that you deserve.  He will take the time to hear your side of the story and explain all of the options that are available to you in resolving your case. You will go into court confident and with a full understanding of how your case will proceed.  Make an investment in your future and call the Law Offices of Banks Huntley for a FREE Confidential Consultation at (704) 910-6278.

The crime of breaking and entering can be either a misdemeanor of a felony charge.  Felony breaking and entering occurs when you break into a building of another with the intent to commit a felony or larceny therein.  If you break into a home with the intent of stealing items then you have committed a felony.  Misdemeanor breaking and entering occurs anytime you enter the building of another without their permission without the intent to commit a felony or larceny therein.  If you break into an abandoned home to sleep, then you would be charged with a misdemeanor because there was no intent to commit a felony or larceny in the home.

North Carolina recognizes two types of felony burglary, first-degree and second-degree.  A burglary is committed anytime an individual breaks into a dwelling house of another at night with the intent to commit a felony or larceny therein.  If the dwelling house is occupied when the break in occurs then it is first-degree burglary.  If no one is present at the time of the break in then it is second-degree.  The penalties for breaking and entering and burglary vary depending on the facts of the case and the defendant’s criminal history.  Contact the Law Offices of Banks Huntley to determine what kind of sentence you could be facing and to develop a strong defense to avoid a conviction.

At the Law Offices of Banks Huntley, we provide skilled representation to clients charged with the following types of theft related crimes including but not limited to:

Whether you are facing a serious criminal charge with the possibility of a lengthy jail sentence or a minor misdemeanor charge, there is no substitution for good legal counsel. Mr. Huntley is an experienced and dedicated trial attorney who will ensure that your legal rights are being protected through all stages of the criminal process.  Mr. Huntley is a former North Carolina State Prosecutor who has tried everything from a speeding ticket to a first-degree murder case.  He is able to view a case from both sides of the fence and knows when to mount an aggressive defense or strike a deal with the prosecution.  As both a prosecutor and defense attorney, Mr. Huntley has handled hundreds of felony and misdemeanor cases.  Hiring the right attorney to defend you against your criminal charges will be one of the most important choices that you will make.  Be sure to hire an attorney who is battle tested and has the legal knowhow to be an effective advocate in your case. Contact our office for a FREE Confidential Consultation with an experienced Charlotte criminal defense attorney at (704) 910-6278.

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Contact the Law Offices of Banks Huntley and know that you are in good hands.  The sooner a criminal defense attorney is involved in your case, the better your chances are of avoiding formal charges and minimizing the penalties against you.  It is important to contact us as early in the process as possible, preferably even before you are charged or questioned by police.  Call today for a FREE Confidential Consultation at (704) 910-6278 and put our experience to work for you.

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