Burglary in Norfolk County is a crime that involves the illegal breaking and entering into a property at night with the intention to commit a crime and is regarded as a felony that attracts harsh penalties.
According to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 266 Section 16, anyone who breaks and enters a building, ship, vessel, or vehicle or attempts to, with the intent to commit a felony at night, is liable to 20 years in jail or two and a half years in a house of correction if convicted.
Additionally, the breaking and entering of a building, ship, vessel, or vehicle, whether in the daytime or nighttime, with intent to commit a misdemeanor is punishable by six months jail term or a $200 fine or by both imprisonment and fine.
According to data provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)’s UCR Program, there were 4 cases of Burglary in Norfolk county between 2016 and 2019. One case in 2016, none in 2017 and 2018, and three cases in 2019.
Robbery in Norfolk County is the crime of taking or an attempt to take a person’s belongings with the use of threat, violence, or force. Robbery is considered a violent crime committed against an individual, while burglary is classified as a property crime. There were 8 cases of robbery in Norfolk between 2016 and 2019, including 4 cases in 2016, 1 case in 2017, 3 cases in 2018, and no cases in 2019. A crime is considered a robbery if any or all of the following took place
On the other hand, a crime is considered burglary in Norfolk County if
To successfully beat a burglary charge in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, the offender may require legal assistance. Criminal defense attorneys with experience and skills defending burglary cases can assess the facts of the case and available evidence to create a suitable defense for the accused, which may include
According to Section 14, Chapter 266 of Massachusetts General Laws, burglary is categorized as
Residential burglary, also known as domestic burglary, is the unlawful breaking and entering of an inhabited dwelling house, while commercial burglary is the illegal breaking and entering into a shop, store, or any other commercial building with the intention to commit a petty or grand theft.
For residential burglary in Norfolk County, the building must be a home, apartment, or any other kind of structure that a person lives in.