According to a recent report from WCCO, a St. Cloud man was recently arrested on suspicion of multiple charges. Police say they received a report of a burglary in progress. When they arrived at the scene, they saw the man fleeing in a car. After a car chase and a brief foot chase, the report states, the man was arrested. The charges he faces include first degree burglary, third-degree DWI, second-degree test refusal, driving with a revoked license, driving the wrong way on a one-way street, fleeing a vehicle, and fleeing from police on foot.
Burglary, as defined by Minnesota law, is the unauthorized entry into a building with the intent to commit a crime. This unauthorized entry can take place at a person’s home, a business, automobile, fenced in area, or any other type of structure. In most cases, a crime does not have to have been committed following the entry when it comes to being charged with burglary, only intended. First degree is the most serious charge, and involves unauthorized entry into a dwelling where another person is present, or unauthorized entry with a dangerous weapon or if physical assault is committed on a person at the premises.
Minneapolis criminal defense lawyer Matthew T. Martin has extensive experience with burglary cases, as well as defending individuals against DWI charges and defending those accused of multiple crimes. If you are facing felony charges, the defense that your lawyer provides may benefit you by way of lesser sentences or even not guilty verdicts. You are entitled to representation, and Attorney Martin is devoted to providing the best representation you can have. Contact us today for more information.