Tulsa Oklahoma Burglary Defense Lawyer
Second degree burglary is defined as breaking and entering into any building or any part of a building, room, booth, tent, railroad car, automobile, truck, trailer, vessel or other structure or erection, in which any property is kept, or any person who breaks into or forcibly opens, any coin operated or vending machine or device with intent to steal any property therein or to commit any felony, is guilty of burglary in the second degree.
The breaking and entering into an occupied dwelling house is first-degree burglary, and is considered a violent offense and an 85% crime under Oklahoma criminal law. A conviction for an 85% crime means the offender must serve 85% of the sentence imposed before becoming eligible for parole. If no person is physically present within the dwelling at the time of the breaking and entering, then the charge is second-degree burglary. Second-degree burglary is NOT considered a violent offense and is NOT an 85% crime under Oklahoma criminal law.
If you or a family member has been charged with second-degree burglary, it is important that you speak with a Tulsa Oklahoma burglary defense attorney at the Henson Law Firm as soon as possible. There is little tolerance for burglary and theft crimes, and you will prosecuted to the fullest extent of Oklahoma law. You need a Tulsa burglary attorney to aggressively defend you throughout the Oklahoma criminal process and fight the accusations against you.
Penalties for Second-Degree Burglary
Second-degree burglary carries a minimum of two years up to a maximum of seven years in prison as well as a $10,000 fine, for a first time offender. Misdemeanor breaking and entering is punishable by up to one year in the county jail and a $1,000 fine. In addition to incarceration and fines, anyone found guilty of second-degree burglary could also face lengthy probation or parole, many community service hours, restitution to the victim, and a permanent stain on their criminal record.
Contact a Tulsa Burglary Attorney at the Henson Law Firm
When you are facing Oklahoma burglary charges, the best way to protect your freedom and fight the allegations is to hire a Tulsa burglary attorney to defend you. We can stand up to the prosecution and fight for your rights. We will thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding your case in order to present a strong defense based on the facts and the evidence. We are committed to fighting your Oklahoma burglary charges and doing whatever is necessary to protect your liberty and help you avoid a permanent stain on your record.
The HENSON LAW FIRM, PLLC represents clients throughout Oklahoma in communities such as Tulsa, Bixby, Bartlesville, Broken Arrow, Claremore, Collinsville, Glenpool, Jay, Jenks, McAlester, Muskogee, Nowata, Okmulgee, Owasso, Pawhuska, Pawnee, Pryor, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Stillwater, and Wagoner.
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