A Vigorous Defense Is Critical When Facing Burglary Charges

Burglary is a felony offense in Indiana, and a conviction can leave you with a criminal record that will negatively affect many areas of your life. For example, you may find it hard to get a job or a place to live after you have served your sentence. At Zerbe Garner Blondell & Weldon, LLP, our lawyers are here to help defend you against this serious charge.

What Is Burglary?

In Indiana, burglary is defined as the unauthorized entry into any structure with the intent to commit a felony or theft. While any burglary charge is a felony, the class of felony depends upon the circumstances surrounding the crime. If your charges include the alleged use of a deadly weapon or injury to another person, you will face a more severe charge than if the allegations involve no weapon or harm.

Additionally, the type of structure that was entered can affect the class of felony you are charged with. Unauthorized entrance into a residential dwelling, church or temple is considered a more serious offense than an entry into a vacant warehouse. For the prosecution to successfully obtain a criminal conviction for burglary, it must prove you had intent to commit a crime.

A Thorough Investigation

Facing a burglary charge can be stressful and overwhelming. Attorney Delmar D. Weldon is an experienced trial lawyer who is familiar with the processes used in criminal investigations. As such, he and his team will conduct their own thorough investigation into your case, examining the validity of physical evidence that has been collected, questioning the accounts of any eyewitnesses, and ensuring that law enforcement followed established policies that respected your rights.

Help Is Available 24 Hours A Day

Our Lawrenceburg attorneys are available to help you anytime, day or night. You can reach us through our online form or via phone at 812-551-0436.