Facing Theft Charges In New York City / Long Island
If you are charged with burglary, theft, or robbery, you need an adept, experienced criminal defense attorney to ensure your case reaches the best resolution for your circumstances. At Raiser & Kenniff, PC., we bring decades of experience litigating tough cases and advocating for our clients when they are in difficult situations. Burglary and robbery are crimes that are subject to aggressive prosecution and tough sentencing in New York City. It is imperative that you secure an experienced lawyer who will work hard to advocate for you and investigate your case. Burglary and robbery charges are difficult because the law views them as pre-meditated acts – that is, acts that required extensive planning and forethought. Burglary may encompass a broad range of crimes, including: breaking into a residence, commercial, or other site and entering, robbery with a weapon, and theft. The majority of cases with charges of burglary result in jail time.
What Are Common Burglary and Robbery Cases?
Charges of theft, robbery, and burglary vary in scale of severity and, therefore, in sentencing. Sentences are tough for these crimes. Our attorneys at Raiser & Kenniff, PC., will mount an aggressive defense to fight for your rights and your future. First-degree burglary is a Class B felony. This means that, if you are convicted, your employment prospects, opportunities for public services, and eligibility for certain kinds of loans, will be compromised. When an armed individual harms or threatens residents after entering a home unlawfully, this is considered first-degree burglary. The sentence can carry up to 25 years in prison.
Second-degree burglary is comparable to first-degree burglary. However, in New York City, a conviction of second-degree burglary, a Class C felony, carries up to 15 years in prison.
Third-degree burglary, a Class-D felony, involves unlawful into any building, not just a domicile, with intention to commit a crime. Typical sentences carry up to seven years in prison.
Petit larceny occurs when an individual steals property that is less than or equal to $50.00.
Individuals who have a history of theft-related criminal charges are subject to more severe sentences than first offenders. In such cases, it is critical to secure an attorney who can skillfully navigate the nuances of the legal system and work to find the best possible options for your case.
If you or someone you love has been charged with a burglary, robbery, petit larceny, or other theft-related charges, contact our attorneys at Raiser & Kenniff today for a confidential, free, and thorough 30-minute consultation. We can be reached at at 212-274-0090. Appointments can also be made online.