Nashville Burglary Attorney

Experienced Defense Against Burglary Charges in Tennessee

Whether you are searching for a simple burglary lawyer or a felony burglary attorney, the Law Office of Lucas B. Willoughby will provide you with experienced, aggressive representation to help you get the results you want. Contact us right now to find out more about our approach to defend against a burglary charge. We offer a free initial consultation so we can help you understand where you stand and get started on preparing your defense. We’ll always come to the rescue and fight tirelessly for you!

Different Burglary Charges in TN

In Tennessee, burglary charges are categorized based on the circumstances of the crime and the intent of the perpetrator. Here's an overview of the different types of burglary charges in the state:

  • Burglary (TCA § 39-14-402): Burglary involves unlawfully entering a building other than a habitation (such as a commercial building) with the intent to commit a felony, theft, or assault. Classified as a Class D felony, punishable by 2 to 12 years in prison and fines up to $5,000.
  • Aggravated Burglary (TCA § 39-14-403): This occurs when someone unlawfully enters a habitation (a place where someone lives) with the intent to commit a felony, theft, or assault. Classified as a Class C felony, punishable by 3 to 15 years in prison and fines up to $10,000.
  • Especially Aggravated Burglary (TCA § 39-14-404): This charge applies when someone unlawfully enters a habitation and commits or attempts to commit a felony, theft, or assault while causing bodily injury to any person not participating in the crime. Classified as a Class B felony, punishable by 8 to 30 years in prison and fines up to $25,000.
  • Burglary of a Motor Vehicle (TCA § 39-14-402): This involves unlawfully entering a motor vehicle with the intent to commit a felony, theft, or assault. Considered a Class E felony, punishable by 1 to 6 years in prison and fines up to $3,000.
  • Criminal Trespass (TCA § 39-14-405): While not a burglary charge, criminal trespass involves unlawfully entering or remaining on property without the owner’s consent and without the intent to commit a felony, theft, or assault. This is a Class C misdemeanor, punishable by up to 30 days in jail and fines up to $50.
  • Aggravated Criminal Trespass (TCA § 39-14-406): This charge applies when someone enters or remains on property knowing they are not permitted to do so and their presence causes fear for the safety of another. This can be a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to 11 months and 29 days in jail and fines up to $2,500.

The severity of the penalties for burglary charges in Tennessee depends on factors such as the nature of the property involved (habitation vs. non-habitation), whether a weapon was used, whether bodily harm was caused, and the defendant's prior criminal history.

Legal representation is crucial in navigating these charges, as a defense attorney can provide guidance, challenge evidence, and work toward the best possible outcome for the accused.

Contact Our Burglary Attorney in Nashville Today

At the Law Office of Lucas B. Willoughby, we offer trusted legal counsel to help you build a strong defense to burglary. Here you will get the top burglary attorney who will stand by your side every step of the way and guide you throughout the entire process. We’ll help you understand how to get burglary charges dropped regardless of whether you are facing a burglary 1st degree, 2nd degree burglary, or felony burglary charge. 

Contact us today for a free consultation: (615) 745-3434.

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