Burglary Lawyer Charleston

Burglary Lawyer

If you have been charged with burglary in Charleston, contact a Charleston burglary lawyer immediately to make certain your rights are protected throughout the criminal process. Call Charleston criminal lawyer John W. Molony now and schedule a free and confidential consultation to review your case. Mr. Molony will assess the charges against you and discuss potential issues relating to the arrest, Miranda and search and seizure. In South Carolina burglary charges vary by degree. Penalties for burglary convictions in South Carolina vary widely depending on the degree of burglary charged and specific circumstances of the case.

Burglary, 1st degree

Burglary, 1st degree is a serious felony in South Carolina, punishable by fifteen years to life in prison. A person commits burglary, 1st degree by entering a dwelling without consent with the intent to commit a crime in that dwelling when one of the following aggravating circumstances is present:

  • Participant in the crime is armed with a deadly weapon
  • Participant in the crime causes injury to a person who is not a participant in the crime
  • Participant in the crime uses or threatens to use a dangerous weapon
  • Participant in the crime displays a weapon
  • The burglary is committed by person with two or more convictions for burglary.
  • The burglary occurs at night

Burglary, 2nd degree Violent

Burglary, 2nd degree, violent, is a serious felony in South Carolina, punishable by up to fifteen years in prison. A person commits burglary, 2nd degree, violent, by entering a building without consent with the intent to commit a crime in that building when one of the following aggravating circumstances is present:

  • Participant in the crime is armed with a deadly weapon
  • Participant in the crime causes injury to a person who is not a participant in the crime
  • Participant in the crime uses or threatens to use a dangerous weapon
  • Participant in the crime displays a weapon
  • The burglary is committed by person with two or more convictions for burglary.
  • The burglary occurs at night

Burglary, 2nd degree Non-Violent

Burglary, 2nd degree, non-violent, is a felony in South Carolina, punishable by up to ten years in prison. A person commits burglary, 2nd degree, non-violent, by entering a dwelling without consent with the intent to commit a crime in that dwelling when no other aggravating circumstances are present during the burglary.

Burglary, 3rd degree

Burglary, 3rd degree is a felony in South Carolina, punishable by up to five years in prison. A person commits burglary, 2nd degree, non-violent, by entering a building without consent with the intent to commit a crime in that building when no other aggravating circumstances are present during the burglary.

Call A Charleston Burglary Lawyer

Call Charleston burglary lawyer John W. Molony now and request a free consultation to discuss your charges and your legal options. When you retain criminal defense attorney John W. Molony, you can expect to have a lawyer who will fight for you, listen to you, answer your phone calls and devote the time that your case requires. John W. Molony Law Firm, LLC is conveniently located in James Island and defends Charleston clients charged with burglary.

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