Burglary case dismissed in Brooklyn
Our client was
arrested for a burglary in an apartment building in Brooklyn because it was argued
that our client entered unlawfully to commit a crime inside. Our client
was charged with burglary in the second degree (PL 140.25) and burglary
in the third degree (PL 140.20). Burglary in the second degree, the most
serious charge, is a class C violent felony carrying up to 15 years in
jail. After the arrest, our client
contacted us to see us to go over the options. We discussed defenses unique to burglary
charges and determined the best strategy to investigate the
complainant and underlying circumstances. After numerous consultations with the Brooklyn
district attorney, review of court paperwork including the complain and
discovery, and legal research, we decided to fight the charges and continue
with a plea of not guilty. After several months of litigation, we noticed
a procedural error made by the prosecutor and successfully moved for dismissal.
Case dismissed and sealed.