Boston Burglarious Tools Defense Attorney
Boston Burglarious Tools Defense Legal Issues
Anything can be considered a burglarious instrument if the police believe you is using the tool to break and enter. Most instruments that can be innocent in nature such as a screwdriver, piece of metal, or a crow bar can be used to charge you with possession of burglarious tools.
Massachusetts Burglarious Tools Laws
In order for the prosecution to prove that the defendant guilty of possession of a burglarious instrument, the prosecution must prove that the defendant knowingly has in has in possession an engine machine. Or break opens a building, room vault, safe or depository in order to steal property. Or commit another crime knowingly adapting or designing a tool for criminal purpose.
Massachusetts Burglarious Tools Penalties
If the defendant is convicted of possession of burglarious tools, the defendant can face up to 10 years in state prison, or fine not more than $1,000, and not more than 2 ½ years in jail.
Massachusetts Criminal Possession of Burglarious Tools Lawyer
In many situations, the defendant is not caught inside of a building. However, when the defendant is found by police, the defendant is stopped with a screw driver or some other tool in his or her possession. Therefore, the police charge the defendant with possession of burglarious tools. The tools can be an innocent object that the police believe the defendant is using in a criminal way. The problem remains that the potential penalties for possession of burglarious tools are very high. It is important that you have an aggressive defense lawyer to help. Attorney Chan has been prosecuting and defending possession of burglarious tools cases for years.
Call Attorney Jason Chan today at 508-808-8902 to talk about your possession of burglarious tools case.