The White Plains, NY criminal attorneys at Gallivan & Gallivan recently represented a criminal defendant in County Court in Orange County, NY, accused of Burglary 3rd, a class “D” felony as a second felony offender. As a second felony offender, the defendant was facing up to 7 years in State Prison. Under New York Penal Law § 140.20, Burglary in the third degree is defined as follows:
A person is guilty of burglary in the third degree when he knowingly enters or remains unlawfully in a building with intent to commit a crime therein.
After extensive preparation and preliminary hearings, the matter was tried. The client was incarcerated as he was unable to make bail. After a four day trial, the client was found not guilty and released.