Atlanta Burglary Crimes
Skilled Criminal Defense Lawyer in Atlanta
Burglary, or the unlawful entry into a home or other structure with the
intent to commit a crime, is taken very seriously by the Georgia legal
system. A conviction can result in jail time, heavy fines, and a criminal
record, all of which can change your life dramatically. You need an Atlanta
criminal defense attorney who can fight back against your charges and
work hard to avoid a conviction at all costs.
You have certain rights, no matter what you have been charged with, and
The Sylvan Firm, LLC has the experience to help when you get arrested.
My name is Coleman Sylvan and I have a background working in the District
Attorney’s office, meaning I understand how prosecutors work to
obtain conviction and use this knowledge to outmaneuver them in your case.
I have been listed in the Top 100 National Trial Lawyers thanks to my
successes in the hundreds of criminal defense cases I have handled, so
trust me to fight hard on your behalf when you face criminal charges!
Burglary Crimes in Georgia
Georgia recognizes three degrees of burglary which can determine your sentence
if convicted. It is my firm’s job to push back against any claim
that you were somewhere you were not supposed to be.
Burglary charges depend on the circumstances of the arrest:
—unlawfully entering a private home or vehicle intending to commit a crime
—entering a business or commercial property and committing theft
—entering a home, business, or structure intending to commit a felony
The serious nature of these charges is evident by the fact that you could
face from one to twenty years in prison for a conviction and more for
repeat offenses. Speak with an Atlanta criminal defense lawyer from my
firm immediately to begin building your defense!
My firm can come to Your Defense
One common defense is challenging the prosecution’s contention that
you intended to commit a felony on another’s property. Intent is
quite difficult to prove and if this presumption can be challenged you
may be unable to be charged with burglary.
Instead, we can argue that you have a right or otherwise valid reason for
being where you were, or that you simply were in the wrong place without
having criminal intentions. Whatever the nature of your case, my firm
is ready to handle it by providing you the legal counsel you need at this
time and fighting hard to protect your future.
Call now and schedule a
free case evaluation to review your case!