Juvenile Breaking & Entering
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There is no such thing as a minor burglary charge. When a juvenile enters a structure with the intention of committing a crime, he or she can be charged with a criminal offense, which involves incarceration.
At the law firm of Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC, our attorneys represent juveniles charged with all types of criminal offenses, including burglary. We offer a free and confidential consultation to discuss your case. We have offices in Scotch Plains, Florham Park, Newark and East Brunswick.
Burglary (also known as breaking and entering) is distinct from theft in that it involves entry into a structure to commit a crime. The structure may be any kind of building, including a home, garage, place of business, shack, school, locker or another person’s dorm room. You do not have to actually “break in” or force entry into the structure to be charged with burglary. You do not even have to steal anything of value.
It is not uncommon for juvenile pranks to involve theft of video games, books or other items. In some cases, the juvenile may be taking property that he or she owns or felt entitled to. Unfortunately, when the theft involves entering a structure, it can have devastating consequences.
Whenever your child faces the possibility of detention, it is important to put your child’s case in the hands of an experienced defense attorney as soon as possible. Our juvenile defense lawyers may be able to negotiate a reduction of charges to trespassing.
You can contact us 24 hours a day. Our New Jersey breaking and entering attorneys are ready to start helping immediately.