Columbia Robbery & Burglary Lawyer
Robbery and burglary are serious criminal charges in Maryland. While each is classified differently under state criminal laws and has the potential to carry different penalties, the fact is that both require the services of a skilled and aggressive criminal defense lawyer. At the Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink, P.A., we have been providing trusted legal representation to people in our area for more than 20 years. Our Columbia robbery & burglary lawyer is here to help you avoid the harsh penalties associated with a conviction.
Defending You Against Penalties for Burglary Crimes in Howard County
While most people consider robbery and burglary as theft-related crimes, there are significant differences between them. Under the Maryland Statutes, burglary involves entering a building or residence illegally, regardless of whether a theft was involved. Charges and penalties include:
- First degree burglary: Involves breaking into someone’s home for the purpose of committing a theft or violent crime and carries a penalty of up to 25 years imprisonment.
- Second degree burglary: Involves breaking into a storehouse and carries a jail sentence of 15 year, 20 if you attempted to steal a firearm.
- Third degree burglary: Involves a break in with the intent of committing any type of crime. It carries a maximum ten year jail sentence.
All of the above are felony changes. As experienced Columbia robbery and burglary lawyers, we known that in addition to jeopardizing your immediate freedom, these charges could prevent you from obtaining a job, a home, student loans and other types of aid. At the Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink, P.A, we take all burglary charges seriously. Even fourth degree burglary, which is simple breaking and entering resulting in misdemeanor charges, could result in a three year jail sentence.
Are You Facing Robbery and Burglary Crime Charges In Howard County?
Robbery is a theft crime that involves using force, intimidation, or the threat of force. As a felony, it carries a penalty of up to 15 years imprisonment under Maryland Sentencing Guidelines. If you are accused of using a weapon or you merely claim to have one in your possession, it is considered an armed robbery and is punishable by up to 20 years in jail.
Whether you are facing charges of robbery or burglary, the Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink, P.A., will work diligently to defend you against a conviction. We conduct our own investigations into your case, gathering evidence and witness testimony to support your innocence. Depending on the situation, we may be able to negotiate with the prosecuting attorney in an effort to have your charges reduced or dismissed. In the event your case does go to trial, you can trust our Columbia robbery and burglary lawyers to make compelling arguments in your favor before the judge or jury in your case.
Contact Us Today for Help
When facing serious criminal charges, the best defense begins early in your case. At the Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink, P.A., our Howard County robbery and burglary lawyers are standing by, ready to assist you. Contact our office at 410-964-0050 today and request a consultation.