Protecting You From The Harsh Consequences Of Burglary And Robbery Convictions
For anyone, whether you are a young professional or a college student, a robbery or burglary charge can be devastating for your future and goals. For college students especially, you may face expulsion or other disciplinary measures at your university. A criminal conviction will remain on your record permanently, making it difficult to find a job or obtain housing.
At Decker Bradburn, Attorneys at Law, our criminal defense attorneys can defend you against damaging robbery and burglary charges. From our office in State College, we can assist clients throughout Pennsylvania. With over 40 years of combined experience, you can rely on us to provide personalized and effective criminal defense representation.
Burglary Crimes In Pennsylvania
In Pennsylvania, burglary is a felony offense that can result in years of prison time and enormous fines. A burglary occurs when someone enters another’s home or private property with the intent to commit a crime. Prosecutors must prove that intent was present at the time the burglary occurred. It is not enough to show that a crime occurred.
A first-degree felony burglary conviction can result in up to 20 years in prison and a $25,000 fine. A second-degree felony may lead to a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $25,000 fine.
Defending You Against Robbery Charges
Robbery in Pennsylvania occurs when someone takes someone else’s property without permission by force or with the threat of force.
A robbery must include one or more of these elements:
- Serious injury
- Threats or apprehension of serious injury
- Taking an item with force
- Taking money from a bank
Robberies are considered violent acts, and Pennsylvania charges them as felonies. The degree of the charge depends on the facts and circumstances of the case. A robbery involving a bank or bodily injury is typically charged as a second-degree felony, which can lead to ten years in prison and a $25,000 fine.
We Are Here To Help Protect You
Having a burglary or robbery conviction on your criminal record can be incredibly damaging to your ability to have a secure future. Aside from prison time and fines, you may have trouble obtaining housing, loans or employment. If you face a burglary or robbery charge in Pennsylvania, don’t wait to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Contact us at Decker Bradburn, Attorneys at Law, by calling 814-470-8023 or completing our online contact form.