Breaking and Entering

Breaking and entering offenses in Ohio rarely result in concrete evidence, unless law enforcement officers catch the alleged offender in the act. However, breaking and entering can result in serious penalties if convicted, including a prison sentence, a criminal record and/or extreme fines. Therefore, if you have been charged with breaking and entering, it is essential to hire a criminal defense attorney who can possibly help you suppress certain evidence, including inaccurate eyewitness testimony.

Columbus Breaking and Entering Defense Attorney

If you have been charged with breaking and entering in the Columbus, Ohio area, contact the Joslyn Law Firm to discuss the facts of your particular case. Brian Joslyn of the Joslyn Law Firm is an experienced criminal defense attorney and knowledgeable in Ohio’s property laws.

Call the Joslyn Law Firm at (614) 444-1900 for a free consultation today about your alleged breaking and entering offense in Franklin County and the surrounding areas of Ohio.


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Breaking and Entering According to Ohio Law

Breaking and Entering – Ohio Rev. Code § 2911.13: In order to be charged with this offense, an individual must have:

  • Trespassed, through force, deception or stealth, into an unoccupied structure in order to commit any theft or felony offense inside the building, OR
  • Trespassed on another person’s land or premises with the purpose of committing a felony in or on the land or premises.

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Penalties for Breaking and Entering in Ohio

Breaking and entering can result in a conviction for a felony of the firth degree, which can incur six to 12 months in prison and/or fines not exceeding $2,500.


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Joslyn Law Firm | Columbus Breaking and Entering Defense Lawyer

If you have been charged with breaking and entering in Columbus, Ohio, contact Brian Joslyn of the Joslyn Law Firm to discuss the facts of your situation. Brian Joslyn is a property crime lawyer in Columbus who will make every effort to fight the allegations against you and help you find the best possible outcome to your particular situation.

Call (614) 444-1900 for a free consultation about your alleged breaking and entering property offense in Franklin County and the surrounding counties, including Pickaway County, Madison County, Delaware County, Licking County and Fairfield County in Ohio.