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140.25 FC BURGLARY-2ND C Felony

White Plains, NY |
Filed under: Felony crime

okay i have a friend that has 140.25 FC BURGLARY-2ND C Felony and the person that pressed these charges is his wife and she pressed charges because she found out he was cheating and she said he broke into her house but he use to live with her and has the key to her house.She also said when he broke in that he took a PS3 that was her but really isn't hers. Now she is in a relationship with someone Elsa and they are not divorced. How long could he get in jail if proven guilty?

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The max sentence for a C felony is 5-15 years, however, the facts you describe seem unlikely to result in significant jail time. I'm a former Westchester DA, and while the office takes Domestic cases (husband/wife, etc) very seriously, if your friend has no prior criminal record, they will probably be willing to deal fairly with him on this case.

If he hasn't done so already, he should look to hire an experienced criminal lawyer who practices in Westchester.

Should you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me at anytime.


Tom Kenniff

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Pursuant to § 140.25, a person is guilty of burglary in the second degree when he knowingly enters or remains unlawfully in a building with intent to commit a crime therein, and when: 1. In effecting entry or while in the building or in immediate flight therefrom, he or another participant in the crime:(a) Is armed with explosives or a deadly weapon; or (b) Causes physical injury to any person who is not a participant in the crime; or(c) Uses or threatens the immediate use of a dangerous instrument; or (d) Displays what appears to be a pistol, revolver, rifle, shotgun, machine gun or other firearm; or 2. The building is a dwelling. Burglary in the second degree is a class C felony. For an adult first time felony offenders the minimum is three years and the maximum is fifteen years. See: Penal Law 70.00. I strongly urge your friend to exercise his right to remain silent and his right to a lawyer. If he cannot afford an attorney, he should request that the Court appoint the public defender.

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