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Burglary Lawyer In Manchester, TN

Any theft crime conviction can cause unmeasurable damage to a person’s reputation and career, not to mention its effect on housing, access to public benefits, and future job opportunities.

An employer in Tennessee is less likely to hire someone who has been convicted of or charged with any theft crime, especially burglary. That’s why it is critical to protect yourself against burglary charges with the help of a criminal defense attorney.

What is the Crime of Burglary in Tennessee?

Tennessee Code Annotated (TCA) § 39-14-402 defines the crime of burglary as entering a vehicle or building – other than a habitation – “without the effective consent of the property owner” and with the intent to commit assault, felony, or theft inside.

In Tennessee, you may be convicted of burglary if the state prosecutor can prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you intentionally or knowingly:

The Three Degrees of Burglary in Tennessee

Tennessee’s criminal law recognizes three degrees of burglary:

Defenses Against Burglary Charges in Tennessee

Here at the Law Offices of Burch, Morrison, & Stewart, our criminal defense attorneys strongly believe in fighting for your right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty, especially when being accused of a crime as serious as burglary.

In Tennessee, the following defenses may be used to protect a defendant against a criminal charge of burglary:

Burglary charges are difficult to prove if the state prosecutor lacks sufficient evidence (e.g., evidence that you intended to commit a crime). Thus, your best decision is to hire a Manchester burglary defense lawyer to review your case and build a strong defense. Contact our attorneys at Law Offices of Burch, Morrison, & Stewart to get a comprehensive evaluation of your case. Call at (931) 954-1066.