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Birmingham Burglary in the Second Degree Defense Attorney

Skilled Birmingham Burglary in the Second Degree Defense Attorney Taking a Practical and Effective Approach to Defending Against Burglary Crimes

Burglary in the Second Degree is a Class B felony, carrying with it very serious consequences that could adversely affect your freedom. The legal team at The Stoves Law Firm, P.C. has a quarter century of experience in criminal defense, including Burglary in the Second Degree cases. Our Birmingham burglary defense attorneys use a practical and effective approach to defend clients accused of this serious crime, which is defined under the Code of Alabama (1975) § 13A-7-6. This statute outlines several key elements that must be proven by the prosecution for a conviction:

  • The defendant knowingly entered or remained unlawfully in a building
  • The defendant had the intention to commit a crime therein
  • The building entered is a dwelling, or the burglary was committed in the nighttime

The crime of Burglary in the Second Degree is also committed when a defendant breaks into a lawfully occupied home with the intent to commit a theft or other felony.

What are the Best Defenses to Burglary Cases?

While every case is unique, there are several common defenses that can be used effectively in a second-degree burglary case:

  • Alibi: If you can provide evidence that you were somewhere else when the alleged burglary occurred, this could be a strong defense. The Stoves Law Firm, P.C. has a long history of successfully using alibi defenses.
  • Lack of Intent: If you lacked the intent to commit a crime within the building, you cannot be found guilty of burglary in the second degree. Our attorneys will scrutinize the prosecution’s evidence to challenge their assertions of intent.
  • Consent: If you had permission to enter the building or dwelling, this could be a valid defense. We will work to provide evidence of consent whenever possible.
  • Mistaken Identity: If you were mistakenly identified as the perpetrator, our team will work tirelessly to expose the errors in the identification process and protect your rights.

If there is a weakness in the evidence the prosecution uses to try and prove an element of this crime, The Stoves Law Firm will find it for you. The government has a very high bar to reach in order to convict you of this crime, and we will work day and night to ensure that they will never reach it by providing reasonable doubt for a reasonable price.

Have You Been Charged with Burglary in the Second Degree?

If you or a loved one has been arrested and charged with Burglary in the Second Degree, it is absolutely critical to seek legal help immediately from a qualified defense attorney in your area. While the allegations against you may be a far cry from the truth, it is essential that you come to court prepared to fight it with everything you have. The Stoves Law Firm, P.C. offers such a tool for your defense with our 25 years of experience in criminal defense. We are well-equipped to protect your rights and build a strong defense strategy. We can assure you that we will do everything in our power to provide your case with reasonable doubt for a reasonable price. Contact us today at (205) 823-7233 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your free consultation.

Client Reviews

"Jason was very sweet and informative he made sure I kept up with my case and also help get me off a very serious charge and he is very affordable I would definitely recommend him to everyone."

Meosha B.

"The Stoves Law Firm worked hard to get the best results I was looking for. Providing excellent advice and direction throughout the entire process. I would highly recommend The Stoves Law Firm!"

Robbey S.

Unfortunately I received my 2nd DUI but Jay as able to get it handled for me. His fees were reasonable and he did a great job

Bret C.

Reasonable Doubt for a Reasonable Price

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