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Burglary

Criminal Defense for Burglary in Blackpool & Lytham St Annes 

Offences of this nature fall into two categories namely dwelling house burglaries and non- dwelling house burglaries.

A non-dwelling burglary can be of an office, shop, garage or garden shed. Dwelling house burglaries involve somebody's home and are dealt with much more seriously in terms of sentence.

These offences can be dealt with in the Magistrates Court or the Crown Court and the Court will look at the aggravating features of the case in order to determine where your case should be tried. If for instance you are charged with burglary of a shed then your case will in all likelihood be dealt with in the Magistrates Court. If a burglary is alleged to have taken place during night time at an occupied house then that will inevitably be dealt with at the Crown Court.

If you have committed a 3rd offence or more of dwelling house burglary since 1999 then the minimum sentence that you would receive is 3 years imprisonment and this type of case can only be dealt with in the Crown Court.

 

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