Defense Attorney Brandon Shroy aggressively defends Burglary & Breaking and Entering allegations

Burglary is defined in Ohio as a trespass into an occupied structure with purpose to commit a criminal offense. Columbus criminal lawyer Brandon Shroy defends against all types of burglary. Burglary is similar to breaking and entering, but the trespass in a burglary is typically a home whereas breaking and entering involves trespass into an unoccupied structure, such as a business. If it is alleged that the perpetrator intended to inflict or threaten harm to an occupant, it is filed as aggravated burglary, commonly referred to as a home invasion. 

Burglaries range under Ohio Law from a felony of the fifth degree to a felony of the first degree and carry penalties ranging from probation to eleven years in prison upon a finding of guilt. Some burglaries, such as aggravated burglary, are classified as violent crimes and cannot be sealed from your record.

Burglary allegations lead to life-altering consequences and demand immediate attention to prevent incarceration, the inability to own or possess a firearm, and the stigma that follows a serious felony conviction. With such a large range of potential outcomes, it is crucial to have an attorney who will fight to protect your livelihood. Columbus Criminal Defense Lawyer Brandon Shroy has been successfully fighting to protect the rights of Ohio's citizens for over decade in and around Franklin County. Let him use his experience to get you the best possible outcome.    


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Frequently asked questions about burglary|Breaking and Entering charges in ohio

What is Burglary defined as in Ohio?
Burglary is defined as trespassing an occupied building when someone is in the building or can reasonably be expected to be there, with the intention of committing a criminal offense. For example, entering someone’s home in the early evening with the intention of taking their property would be qualified as Burglary.

How much jail time do you get for Aggravated Burglary?
Aggravated Burglary is punishable by 5 to 10 years in prison.

What degree of felony is Burglary?
It depends on the specific charge. It can range from a felony of the 4th degree to a felony of the 1st degree.

Is Breaking and Entering a felony in Ohio?
Breaking and Entering is a felony of the 5th degree in Ohio.

BURGLARY|Breaking and Entering Charges in Ohio

Aggravated Burglary (F1) - trespassing in an occupied structure when another person is present/ likely to be present, with the intent of committing a crime. 

Burglary (F2) -  trespassing in an occupied structure when another person is present, with the intent of committing a crime.

Criminal Trespass (F4) - trespassing in an occupied structure by stealth, force or deception when another person is present/ likely to be present. 

Breaking and Entering (F5) - trespassing in an occupied structure.


Brandon Shroy has spent years defending and winning Burglary cases in Central Ohio.

As your attorney, Brandon Shroy will utilize his extensive criminal defense experience and leverage his reputation as an aggressive litigator to fight on your behalf and deliver the best possible outcome.

Brandon practices in all Central Ohio courts including the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, the Courts of Common Pleas, Municipal courts and Mayor's courts.


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