Overland Park Burglary Charges Lawyer
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Have you been charged with Burglary in the State of Kansas?


If you have been charged with burglary you are probably scared, anxious, and confused. Scared about what will happen to you. Anxious about what happens now. Confused about the legal process and where you fit in. You need the help of an experienced criminal defense lawyer. Someone that knows the ropes. You need a legal professional who can guide you through the maze of the criminal justice system and advise you throughout the entire process.

The attorneys at Copley Roth and Davies LLC are committed to preserving your rights. We know that when you are facing a criminal charge you have a lot on the line. Your freedom, your reputation, your criminal record, everything you have worked for is on the line. Now is the time to seek the advice of a professional. You want to hire a lawyer that will review your case, find out what the prosecutor knows and more importantly what they do not know. You need someone that is going to evaluate your case and advise you on the law and what options you have.

The attorney's at Copley Roth and Davies LLC will take the time to hear your side of the story and advocate for you right from the start. If you find yourself charged with burglary contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer today.

If you or someone you love has been accused of committing a burglary,
call (913) 732-3014 for a free consultation.


General questions about Burglary Charges


* This video does not include any information about Aggravated Burglary


What is the law when it comes to burglary in Kansas?

Burglary is knowingly and without authority entering into or remaining within any:

(a) Building, manufactured home, mobile home, tent or other structure which is a dwelling, with intent to commit a felony, theft or sexual battery therein;
(b) building, manufactured home, mobile home, tent or other structure which is not a dwelling, with intent to commit a felony, theft or sexual battery therein; or
(c) motor vehicle, aircraft, watercraft, railroad car or other means of conveyance of persons or property, with intent to commit a felony, theft or sexual battery therein.

Burglary as described in subsection (a) is a severity level 7, person felony. Burglary as described in subsection (b) is a severity level 7, nonperson felony. Burglary as described in subsection (c) is a severity level 9, nonperson felony.

Additionally, there is an aggravating factor that can be used to charge someone with the more serious charge of Aggravated Burglary. The law on Aggravated burglary is below:

Aggravated burglary. is knowingly and without authority entering into or remaining within any building, manufactured home, mobile home, tent or other structure, or any motor vehicle, aircraft, watercraft, railroad car or other means of conveyance of persons or property in which there is a human being, with intent to commit a felony, theft or sexual battery therein.

Aggravated burglary is a severity level 5, person felony.

How much jail time am I facing?

The Kansas legislature has classified criminal acts into two broad groups. Misdemeanors and Felonies. Each of these two groups are further broken down to group crimes of similar seriousness together. Felonies as a whole are broken into ten different severity levels. A level one felony being more serious than a level five felony, with a level ten felony being the least serious. The levels are then arranged on a grid and prison punishment times are appropriately assigned to each level. The grid is further broken up within those certain levels to account for a person's criminal history. This is all designed to formulate a possible punishment range for defendants accused of a certain crime.

The sentencing grid determines how much time a person is looking at for most crimes. Burglary is a grid felony and the punishment range is determined by the specific area of the burglary statute that the defendant has violated.
For example:
Level Five: 31-136 Months*
Level Seven: 11-34 Months*
Level Nine: 5-17 Months*
(* depending on the defendant's criminal history)






















How much trouble am I really in?

You are in serious trouble. Every severity level of burglary charges are a felony and every type of charge can carry with it serious amounts of time in prison, depending on your criminal history. Aside from prison a defendant accused of burglary is looking at some very serious ancillary ramifications to a conviction for burglary. Trouble finding a job, getting into school, finding a place to live, voting, gun ownership and many other problems can arise when a person is convicted of a felony. If you or a loved one find themselves charged with a felony you need to get the best criminal defense lawyer available.

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