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Criminal Attorney Bonavita is a skilled litigator with extensive courtroom experience. As a former Criminal Prosecutor for both the Office of the
Attorney General and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, she successfully argued her perspective to either a judge or jury on hundreds of occasions.

Burglary Massachusetts

Burglary Massachusetts

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The crime of burglary in Massachusetts is defined as the unlawful breaking and entering of a building with intent to commit a felony or to steal valuable property.  It is found in Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 266 (Crimes Against Property) –   § 14 (armed burglary) and § 15 (unarmed burglary). Read More…

Traditionally, law students and lawyers themselves were held to the standard that burglary could only occur at night, and must have been an unlawful entering of a dwelling.  In recent years, however, Massachusetts considers burglary the breaking and entering of any building at any time.

A burglary charge can quickly escalate from a misdemeanor to a felony dependent upon the time of day.  The degree of punishment is dependent on whether the facts warrant a misdemeanor charge or a felony charge.  Either way the penalty is severe.  Even for unarmed burglary, one may be sentenced to 20 years imprisonment.

There are collateral consequences to these charges as well, including loss of employment, difficulty finding future employment, the loss of certain privileges including the right to possess a firearm and the right to vote.  Because of this, you need to contact an experienced and aggressive criminal defense attorney who can help get your charges dismissed, or who can negotiate with the local prosecutor to reduce the charges to a lesser offense such as larceny, shoplifting, or even trespassing.

In developing a defense strategy, Criminal Defense Attorney, Kristen Bonavita, will investigate each element of the charge and mandate strict compliance on the part of the prosecutor.  Each element should be scrutinized separately to determine how the prosecutor will present and prove each prong.  Attorney Bonavita will pose questions such as can they prove a breaking/entering?  Is there sufficient evidence?  Are there indendent witnesses to the alleged offense?

Criminal Attorney Bonavita’s defense strategy includes a thorough independent investigation where we send the prosecutor extensive requests to produce documents, and where we interview witnesses, obtain statements, or gather other evidence.  When needed, we’ll even consider employing private investigators to help put together the strongest defense.

If there is physical evidence against our client, such as the existence of stolen items in his or her home, office, or car, we want to make sure that the evidence was properly acquired, that search warrants were correctly executed and that law enforcement officials obtained the warrant in compliance with the law.

If you are facing charges for Burglary in Newburyport, Salem, Boston, Amesbury, Salisbury, Lawrence, Ipswich, or any town in the Essex, Suffolk, or Middlesex counties in Massachusetts, call Criminal Attorney Bonavita immediately at 978-376-6746 or email her with your case information!

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Essex CountySuffolk CountyMiddlesex County

SUFFOLK COUNTY

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Boston
Dorchester
Hyde Park
Jamaica Plain
Roxbury
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West Roxbury
Charlestown
Chelsea
Revere
Winthrop

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Acton
Arlington
Ashby
Ashland
Ayer
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Belmont
Billerica
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Burlington
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Carlisle
Chelmsford
Concord
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Dunstable
Everett
Framingham
Groton
Holliston
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Hudson
Lexington
Lincoln
Littleton
Lowell
Malden
Marlborough
Maynard
Medord
Melrose 

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Medord
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Sherborn
Shirley
Somerville
Stoneham
Stow
Sudbury
Tewksbury
Townsend
Tyngsborough
Wakefield
Waltham
Watertown
Wayland
Westford
Weston
Wilmington
Winchester
Woburn

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Law Office Of Attorney Kristen Bonavita Address: 11A Liberty Street Newburyport, MA 01950 Phone: 978-376-6746
Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Kristen Bonavita serves the following communities: Andover, Amesbury, Beverly, Boxford, Danvers, Essex, Georgetown, Gloucester, Groveland, Hamilton, Haverhill, Ipswich, Lawrence, Lynn, Lynnfield, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Marblehead, Merrimac, Methuen, Middleton, Nahant, Newbury, Newburyport, North Andover, Peabody, Rockport, Rowley, Salem, Salisbury, Saugus, Swampscott, Topsfield, Wenham, West Newbury, Boston Dorchester, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury, Charlestown, Chelsea, Revere, Winthrop, Acton, Arlington, Ashby, Ashland, Ayer, Bedford, Belmont, Billerica, Boxborough, Burlington, Cambridge, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Concord, Dracut, Dunstable, Everett, Framingham, Groton, Holliston, Hopkinton, Hudson, Lexington, Lincoln, Littleton, Lowell, Malden, Marlborough, Maynard, Medord, Melrose, Natick, Newton, North Reading, Marlborough, Maynard, Medord, Melrose, Natick, Newton, North Reading, Pepperell, Reading, Sherborn, Shirley, Somerville, Stow, Sudbury, Tewksbury, Townsend, Tyngsborough, Wakefield, Waltham, Watertown, Wayland, Westford, Weston, Wilmington, Winchester, Woburn.
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