Have you neen charged with Burglary and are and looking for more information?
Charges of Burglary, often considered as a “Home invasion” is a serious criminal offence with significant consequences.
Sentencing statistics in September 2022 showed across 279 cases, 75% of people who were sentenced for a charge of Burglary received a period of imprisonment. A careful assessment of the facts, law and your instructions are needed to reduce risks and ensure you are aware of the risks and benefits of all options available to you.
Murray Torcetti Lawyers prepare a Defence Assessment for all our clients. If you have been charged with Burglary (Home invasion), a Defence Assessment will take some of the uncertainty out of the situation and help you plan the best approach moving forward. More information about the Defence Assessment can be found here.
What does the Prosecution need to prove beyond resonable doubt?
Some of the things your lawyer will be aware of
What are some of the Defences to Burglary
Can the charge be 'Case Conferenced'?
For criminal charges in Queensland, your defence lawyer will review your charges, the possible evidence and your instructions to start negotiating the charges. The aim of case conferencing for defence lawyers is to place you in the most favorable position by resisting charges and facts that are not supported by evidence, law or contrary to your instructions.
What you can do to mitigate penalty if you are pleading guilty to Burglary?
Sometimes the decision to plead guilty is made for several reasons beyond actual guilt of the charge. It might be because the evidence is overwhelming, the risk of a trial is not worth the time and funds required or because pleading guilty is the fastest option. After consulting with the lawyer, if a plea is identified and we are instructed to list the matter for sentence there are numerous things you can do to assist the court to see beyond the charges and demonstrate remorse.
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B.N - 2021
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