Burglary charges can be complex and difficult to understand. If they are committed in particular circumstances of aggravation and/or the value of items stolen exceeds a defined amount the matter may be referred from the Magistrates Court to the District Court.
It is essential that your lawyer is familiar with these aspects of the law and where possible can negotiate your position so that the charges remain in the lower jurisdiction. Furthermore there are a number of alternative charges to burglary. Our team of criminal defence lawyers will always consider these alternative charges to ensure you receive the best result.
If you require legal assistance with a burglary offence or any criminal or traffic matter in Perth or regional Western Australia, contact our office on (08) 9328 2899 for a no obligation appointment.
The three strike rule applies to home burglaries. Anyone convicted of three separate home burglaries faces mandatory imprisonment.