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Breaking and Entering

A Massachusetts burglary charge is felony offenses that can have serious consequences, including jail time, restrictive conditions appropriation and can designate you with the status of having a felony conviction on your criminal record.

To prove a charge of breaking and entering the Commonwealth must establish that

  • you broke in entering of a dwelling of another
  • during either the day or night time
  • with the intent to commit a felony.

In many cases the defense can center on whether the breaking and entering was with the intent to commit a felony. There is a related a charge of breaking and entering with the intent to commit a misdemeanor, which is a misdemeanor criminal offense, carries less potential of jail time upon conviction or a violation of probation and sometimes a charge for breaking and entering for a felony can be reduced to a misdemeanor level. In any Massachusetts burglary or breaking and entering case, there is the likelihood that the government may ask for bail given the nature of the allegation, and the potential consequences of a conviction.

If you or a loved one, family member or a friend faces criminal charges for breaking and entering for burglary in Boston, you can call Attorney Delsignore to discuss your case at 617-694-6287.