Virginia Beach Lawyers Defending Cases Involving Robbery or Burglary

Man breaking into houseOur criminal defense attorneys have extensive experience in defending Virginia Beach residents against allegations of robbery or burglary. These are very serious offenses and can result in prison time. If you are charged with either of these crimes then contact J.D. Garrett and Garrett Law Group, PLC today.

Criminal defense lawyers who understand Virginia’s burglary laws

Burglary is a common charge in Virginia. It occurs when someone enters a location with the intent of committing a crime. For example, if someone walks into a building with the intention of committing assault then they commit a burglary as soon as they enter the building, regardless of whether the assault actually occurs. Burglary in Virginia is typically punishable by up to twenty years in prison and the penalties can elevate for crimes involving a firearm. If you or a loved one is charged with burglary then it is crucial you seek legal counsel.

Our attorneys have extensive experience in defending burglary cases. Defending burglary goes hand in hand with defending the underlying crime which one allegedly entered a location to commit. If there is no proof of intent to commit the underlying crime then, by definition there would be no burglary. Virginia Beach criminal defense lawyer J.D. Garrett has extensive experience in both Circuit Court and General District Court. Contact our office today to schedule your initial consultation. We are available seven days a week.

Virginia Beach attorneys defending the accused against allegations of robbery

Robbery occurs when someone takes another’s property through force or intimidation. In Virginia, robbery carries a five year minimum sentence and may be punished by life in prison under certain circumstances. The penalties will likely increase if the alleged robbery was a crime involving a firearm. Robbery is a greater “theft” crime than is shoplifting, for example, due to the fact that robbery involves acts or threats of violence.

Our criminal defense attorneys are experienced in defending Virginia Beach residents against allegations of robbery. Our lawyers understand how aggressively the Virginia prosecutors pursue such cases and will work to establish every possible defense on your behalf. If you require representation in a robbery case then contact us online or by telephone. We may be reached twenty-four hours a day. We also service Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Newport News, Hampton, Williamsburg, and Yorktown, as well as in the surrounding counties of Northampton, Isle of Wight, York, and James City.