Are You Being Charged with Burglary?

Posted By Rogan Law || 6-Nov-2011

Local Men Arrested for Burglarizing Drug House

According to Pennsylvania statutes, a person is guilty of burglary if he enters a building or occupied structure, with the purpose to commit a crime therein, unless the premises are at the time open to the public or unless the actor is licensed or privileged to enter. Burglary is a felony, and whether it is graded as a first degree felony or third degree felony depends on factors such as whether the structure has been adapted for overnight accommodation and whether any person is present therein. And the intent to commit a crime therein must have been formulated prior to or simultaneous with entering and could be for any crime, not only theft.

The Scranton Times-Tribune reports that five local men were arrested Thursday for allegedly breaking into a "drug house" in Glenburn Twp. in search of drug money and valuable items. The suspects restrained the two residents of the house with BB guns and also physically assaulted the residents.

If you have been charged with a serious felony such as burglary or robbery, then you need to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney in order to ensure that your rights are aggressively protected. Whether in Scranton, Honesdale, Montrose, Stroudsburg, Tunkhannock or Wilkes-Barre, an aggressive and experienced Scranton attorney can navigate you through the complicated criminal system - and will fight for your rights!

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