The charge of burglary can carry some serious consequences depending on the specifics of the case. There are no degrees of burglary in the state of Tennessee, so every charge needs to be taken seriously and defended to the fullest extent. Retaining the services of Gregory P. Issacs will allow you to build a complete case against your charges and give yourself the best chance of an acquittal.
The term burglary is defined in four general ways by the laws of the state of Tennessee. A person has committed burglary when it is deemed that they have done any of the following without the consent of the property owner –
- Entered any building other than a habitation that is not open to the public with the intent of committing a felony, theft, or assault.
- Remained concealed with the intent to commit a felony, theft, or assault while in a building.
- Entered any building and commits a felony, theft or assault.
- Entered a train, automobile, truck, trailer, boat, airplane, or any motor vehicle with the intent to commit a felony, theft, or assault, or attempts to commit a felony, theft, or assault.
For the purposes of the law, ‘enter’ means an intrusion of any part of the body or intrusion of any object. This means that burglary could technically be committed without entering a building, if one controlled a remote device for the purposed of committing the burglary.
It is important to note that the burglary charge would be in addition to any charges related to the felony, theft, or assault that may have occurred.
If you are currently being charged with a burglary in the state of Tennessee, call us at 865-673-4953 for a free consultation. Gregory P. Issacs has represented many defendants in burglary cases and is experienced in providing quality defense. Burglary is a serious charge with the potential for major consequences – make sure you are well prepared to defend yourself. Call us today.