A Massachusetts breaking and entering charge can have serious consequences. If you are charged with Breaking and Entering with intent to commit a misdemeanor, the penalties can go up to 6 months in prison. If you are convicted of breaking and entering with intent to commit a felony, the penalties can go up to $20 years in prison. If a firearm is used, there is a mandatory minimum or 5 years in prison.

B&E is often associated with a burglary offense. The difference is that breaking and entering is the act of entering a building, and burglary is the act of stealing something, usually from a home or car.

Whether you made a stupid mistake, or are the victim of a big misunderstanding and somehow got charged with breaking and entering, you need and deserve the best legal defense representation to make sure you are treated fairly by the system, which often seems stacked against you. Let me tell you how I will fight for you and protect your interests, your freedom, and your future. Call me now for a consultation.

I am in different courts around Massachusetts every day, defending my clients rights and freedom on charges of breaking and entering and many other criminal charges. If you’ve been accused of breaking and entering, larceny or another criminal offense, and need a lawyer who will fight for your rights, call me today.

Massachusetts General Laws, reference


Section 16 – Breaking and entering at night

Section 17 – Entering without breaking at night; breaking and entering in day time; weapons; punishment

Section 18 – Dwelling house; entry at night; breaking and entering in day time; weapons; punishment


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