According to Pennsylvania statutes, a person is guilty 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 the actor is licensed or privileged to enter. Burglary is a 2nd degree felony if it is committed at night or if in the course of the burglary the actor is armed with a weapon or inflicts bodily harm upon a resident. All other burglaries are graded as 3rd degree felony
Timesleader.com reports that three men were arrested in connection with a burglary on Diamond Ave. in Hazelton on Sunday night. The suspects are charged with burglary, criminal mischief, and receiving stolen property.
If you have been charged with a serious felony such as burglary, then you need to contact a Luzerne County criminal defense lawyer in order to ensure that your rights are aggressively protected. Whether in Scranton, Honesdale, Hazelton, Stroudsburg, Tunkhannock or Wilkes-Barre, an aggressive and experienced Hazelton criminal defense attorney can navigate you through the complicated criminal system - and will fight for your rights!
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