A Massachusetts burglary charge can have very serious consequences. For unarmed burglary, penalties can go up to 20 years in prison. If you are convicted as a repeat offender, the minimum sentence is 5 years in prison. An armed burglary conviction carries a minimum sentence of 15 years in prison.
There are a number of possible legal defense strategies in a burglary case, but it’s important to get a criminal defense lawyer on the case right away, to preserve all legal defense options.
I am in different courts around Massachusetts every day, defending my clients rights and freedom on charges of burglary and many other criminal charges. If you’ve been accused of burglary, breaking and entering, or any other criminal offense, and need someone who will fight for your rights, call me now.
Mass General Laws, references:
CHAPTER 266. CRIMES AGAINST PROPERTY
Section 14 : Burglary; armed; assault on occupants; weapons; punishment
Section 15 : Burglary; unarmed