Criminal Defense

Tucson Burglary Attorney

Although the two crimes often overlap, burglary is a separate charge from robbery in the state of Arizona. Under state law, robbery is a theft crime involving the use or threat of force to steal another’s property, whereas burglary is the crime of entering a building with the intent to commit any crime, not necessarily theft. Burglary is a felony offense, and a conviction for the charge will go on your permanent record, which can have lasting consequences on your social, professional, and financial well-being, especially in the age of instantaneous background checks. Because of the very real consequences associated with burglary convictions, you must have a solid defense to the charges brought against you to hope for the best outcome of your case. Securing legal representation from a skilled burglary defense attorney in Tucson, who can argue your case productively and efficiently, is in your best interest to fight for your freedom.

At the Law Office of Carlos A. Medina, PLLC, skilled criminal defense lawyer Carlos A. Medina will go through the evidence with a fine-tooth comb, as he knows eyewitness testimony and security cameras can be unreliable. His goal is to get your charges reduced or dismissed, if possible, or to arrange a favorable plea bargain on your behalf.

Charged with burglary? Contact the Law Office of Carlos A. Medina, PLLC at (520) 251-9561 to speak to a Tucson criminal defense attorney.

Burglary Conviction Penalties

Burglary is classified into first, second, and third degree charges. There are only slight differences between the three, but penalties assigned to a conviction are based on the offense you are charged with.

In general, burglary is classified as follows, in Arizona:

  • First degree burglary: Entering a business, property, or dwelling while in possession of a weapon or explosive device with intent to commit theft. For non-residential properties, this is a class 3 felony with mandatory minimum sentence is 5-15 years in prison. For residential properties, this is a class 2 felony and comes with a mandatory term of 7-21 years in prison.
  • Second degree burglary: Unlawfully entering or remaining in a residential building with the intent of committing a theft or felony crime. This is a class 3 felony, punishable by a prison term of between 2.5 to 7 years.
  • Third degree burglary: This class 4 felony charge involves entering an automobile, non-residential building, or fenced property with the intent of stealing or committing another crime. Those convicted face a sentence of between 1.5 to 3 years in prison.

Contact Burglary Defense Attorney Carlos A. Medina for Skilled Representation

Having an experienced criminal defense attorney can mean all the difference between facing minimum or maximum penalties. Don’t leave your freedom on the line, contact Carlos A. Medina for a free case evaluation to get started with your criminal defense strategy.

Facing burglary charges in Tucson? Contact the Law Office of Carlos A. Medina, PLLC at (520) 251-9561 for a free consultation. The office accepts calls 24/7!

On Another Level When It Comes to Defense

What Sets The Law Office of Carlos A. Medina, PLLC Apart?
  • Available 24/7

    Our clients have easy access to Attorney Carlos Medina, especially when they need him.

  • Se Habla Español

    Our firm is bilingual-friendly. We welcome cases from Spanish-speaking clients.

  • Reasonable Fees

    All clients have different financial circumstances, and we are accommodating of that.

  • In-Person Consultations

    A free and confidential evaluation will be provided before we decide to take your case.