Burglary & Criminal Offenses

in West Virginia

Stroebel & Johnson, PLLC Offers Strong Criminal Defense

If you reside in West Virginia and face criminal burglary offenses or charges of breaking and entering, make an appointment today with Stroebel & Johnson. Our lawyers offer strong criminal defense, with strategies to help protect your freedom and rights. In West Virginia, Chapter 61 of the criminal code provides for up to ten years in jail for anyone convicted of burglary or breaking and entering. You need a lawyer who is strong and experienced with criminal defense, so contact our office in Charleston or Lewisburg today.

Advice You Need on Burglary-Related Charges in WV

Stroebel & Johnson provide criminal defense for clients that is tailored to the specific charges you face. This is why it is important to speak with one of our attorneys right away, so we can work together to protect your rights. Experience shows many who face burglary-related charges may not be aware of the types of buildings covered under the law. West Virginia’s criminal code defines burglary of a “dwelling house.” This includes standard homes, as well as these common alternative structures:

  • Factory-built home
  • House trailer
  • Mobile home
  • Modular home
  • Self-propelled motor home
  • Adjoining Outbuilding (Grage, Guest House, etc.)

Even if people use a building part-time or occasionally, it counts under the dwelling definition.

Breaking and Entering and Burglary Convictions

If you face sentencing after conviction on burglary charges, you may receive between ten to fifteen years in jail. West Virginia criminal laws are written to deter crime and criminal intent because of the severe penalties. For more information, see:
http://www.wvlegislature.gov/wvcode/chapterentire.cfm?chap=61&art=3&section=11
Our criminal defense lawyers at Stroebel & Johnson, PLLC can offer you our years of experience in criminal defense, effective strategies to help retain your freedom, and more. Give us a call today to review your burglary matter.

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