In criminal proceedings, the higher the number attached to a charge, the better off you are. Second degree burglary penalties can become a serious obstacle.
Burglary (N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2) can be graded a number of ways. However, Second Degree Burglary is the most serious – and carries the most serious penalties, too.
To prove its case, the state must show that you entered or remained on the premises of a research facility without authorization. They must prove that you trespassed on utility company property with a purpose of committing an offense there. Additionally, that you purposely caused or threatened injury to another or possessed a deadly weapon during the burglary.
Conviction means that you’ll face between five and ten years in prison and $150,000 in fines.
You’ll also live with a felony record. This will disqualify you from career paths, educational opportunities, and public benefits.
Hiring A NJ Criminal Defense Lawyer To Fight Your Second Degree Burglary Penalties
It’s vital that you fight back hard against allegations that you violated 2C:18-2 and caused injury or were armed.
An experienced lawyer can make a big difference in your case.
They can negotiate your charges down to something less serious and defend you in front of a jury.
If you’ve been charged with Second Degree Burglary in New Jersey, get the help you need. Call Matt Reisig today at 732-625-9661 for a free consultation.