burglary offences

According to the Theft Act 1968, a person is guilty of burglary if they enter a building or part of a building as a trespasser and with the intent to commit an offence as listed below:

  • Stealing anything from the building or part of the building in question
  • Inflicting grievous bodily harm
  • Doing unlawful damage to the building or anything therein

A person can also be found guilty of burglary if they enter a building or part of a building as a trespasser and they steal or attempt to start anything in the building or inflict grievous bodily harm on a person.

Burglary is a serious crime and those found guilty can face custodial sentences ranging from a few weeks to several years depending on the severity of the crime.

Prosecutions for burglary offences often involve complicated forensic evidence such as fingerprints, DNA, or digital evidence like computer forensic, cell site or mobile phone attribution.

These offences can also attract minimum term sentences if convicted and it is possible that confiscation proceedings will be instigated under Proceeds of Crime Act meaning that any assets you own may be at risk.

Here at Burton Copeland, we’re considered a leader in defending those accused of burglary offences. We’ve helped countless clients avoid prosecution that could have had a significant impact on their life. If you’ve been accused of burglary, get in touch with our team immediately and we’ll get to work.

our burglary defence services

If you’ve been arrested for a burglary offence, our team of solicitors will:

  • Look closely at the details of your case
  • Outline a plan of action to defend you
  • Explain your rights and options
  • Represent you during a police interview and in court if necessary

We’ll do everything within our power to offer you the best possible legal defence.

why choose burton copeland?

If you’ve been arrested for a crime, it’s vital that you speak to a lawyer as soon as possible. Should your case go to trial, anything you say to the police could harm your defence. By seeking the help of a criminal defence solicitor, you can ensure you get a fair trial and decrease your chances of conviction.

Here at Burton Copeland, we know that people can be arrested morning, noon or night. For this reason, our solicitors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help provide support to those who have been accused or arrested for a crime.

Our team of understanding and supportive solicitors will help you every step of the way. So whether you need someone to explain your rights during an initial police interview or provide legal counsel in the event of the case going to trial, we’re here for you.

contact us today

If you’re facing allegations of burglary, you need a solicitor you can trust. Get in touch with our team today by calling us on 0161 827 9500 during office hours or 0161 832 7834 at any other time. Alternatively, you can fill out our online form and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.