Facing Burglary Charges?
Theft Crime Attorneys Defending Clients in Broken Arrow, Sapulpa, & Creek County – (918) 721-0998!
At Saint & Watzke, PLLP, we are committed to protecting the legal rights of those who have been accused of committing a crime, especially a theft crime. We understand the law and the tactics that prosecutors use to try and persuade jurors and the judge that someone is culpable for a crime. We aim to take the upper hand and sway the case to your advantage.
Our experience allows to fully analyze the case uncover any weaknesses in the evidence. This is a critical part of forming a strategic defense. We go the extra mile for clients to help them find the resolution they need—whether it is by having the charges reduced or getting their case dismissed!
Burglary Laws in OK
Our state laws protect homeowners and property owners from intrusion. The legal definition of burglary means that someone intentionally entered the premises to commit a crime. There are two essential elements to convict someone of burglary and the prosecution has the burden of proving this “beyond a reasonable doubt.”
- These are the two parts:
- The person entered the premises and did not have the authority to enter.
- The person had every intended to commit a crime once inside.
The second element requires the prosecutors to prove the accused person’s state of mind, which can be a challenge in and of itself. If this can be proven, then the defendant may face penalties, varying in severity and length of sentencing, based on the facts of the case.
For example, a first-degree burglary conviction is a felony and carries between seven and up to 20 years in prison. Furthermore, if there is evidence that suggests the defendant was using a tool to assist in the burglary, this is a misdemeanor that may only enhance the penalties further.
Get Started on Your Defense—Call Us!
If you are currently facing burglary charges, it is imperative that you seek legal representation so that you have a fighting chance at beating those charges. Our firm effectively represents those charged with property crimes in Broken Arrow, Creek County, and Sapulpa. We are highly knowledgeable in the area of criminal defense and serve our clients with the utmost of high-quality and vigorous advocacy.
Request a free consultation with Saint & Watzke, PLLP.