Burglary

Minnesota Burglary Attorney

Burglary is Defined as the unlawfully breaking and entering into another person’s property with the intent to commit a criminal act. Burglary is often charged as a felony, but it depends on the degree charges.  This is why it is important that you choose the best criminal defense attorney to defend you in burglary charges.

What Defines The Degree of Burglary?

There are three  different degrees of burglary in Minnesota, generally based on a few different elements of the crime.

First Degree Burglary is when the building of another is entered, without consent, while the building is occupied or when the burglar enters with possession of a “dangerous weapon”; or when the burglar assaults a person in the building.

An individual convicted of first degree burglary could be sentenced up to 20 years in prison or a fine up to $35,000, or both.

Second Degree Burglary is when the building of another is a dwelling, bank or pharmacy; or a tool is used to gain access to property/money such as crowbar.  A conviction for second degree burglary could result in up to ten years in prison or a fine up to $20,000, or both.

Third Degree Burglary is when the burglar either commits or intends to commit either a gross misdemeanor or a felony in the buildling. The sentence is up to five years in prison or a fine up to $10,000, or both.

Fourth Degree Burglary Is when a person commits or intends to commit a misdemeanor in the building, other than stealing.  An individual convicted of fourth degree burglary may be sentenced up to one year in jail or a fine up to $3,000, or both.

If you’re charged with Burglary, call for a free consultation, learn what an experienced criminal defense team can do for you.

  • Hire Them Without Question!

    Professional, understanding and caring. Our case was long and drawn out, but from staff to the attorneys, we were always treated as if we were at “the top”, of their case load. Any questions we had were addressed thoroughly and promptly. We will be back. Hire them without question!

  • Outstanding Lawyer

    An outstanding lawyer, well worth the money, if you want to win, call Chris, he’ll fight for you all the way. He wont sell you out like some lawyers will.

  • damn good

    Attorney Hagen turned my career ending DUI charge into a careless driving. As he predicted the most likely outcome from the free consultation. Incredible lawyer and man, I cannot thank or recommend him enough.

  • Dismissed DWI

    Tom saved my career! I was facing a DWI that had the potential to ruin my career. Tom put together a great case and had it dismissed! I didn't even know that was possible. I still have a my job and attribute that to Tom's hard work on my case.

  • Great Lawyer

    I wanted a "Mr nice guy / ruthless" Lawyer when I contacted Jason Kohlmeyer and Tom Hagen. He had helped members of my family in the past and came highly recommended.My life has never been simpler and I would recommend these Gentlemen (and there amazingly helpful staff) to anyone!!

  • Thank You!

    When I received a DWI, I instantly called Rosengren Kohlmeyer law office. I was set up with Mr. Hagen, who was friendly and reassured me that he would do his best to help me in this situation. Mr. Hagen was able to lower my sentencing to a Careless Driving.

Legal News

Criminal Law And Defense Blog