Joel Bacher, Criminal Defense Lawyer for Burglary Charges

Burglary, also known as breaking and entering (B&E), is a crime, and depending on the seriousness of the burglary charge is prosecuted either as a felony in County or State Courts, or a misdemeanor in Municipal Court. Charges related to burglary, and sometimes bundled with a burglary charge, include:

  • Trespassing
  • Fraud
  • Home Invasion
  • Theft
  • Possession of Burglary Tools

Burglary involves illegal entry into a building or automobile with the intent to steal. However burglary charges can be brought even if nothing is stolen. Sometimes possession of burglary tools near the proximity of a crime can be reason for questioning if not an arrest. Sometimes wrong place, wrong time applies too, when police want to question you because of where you were at a certain time even if you've done absolutely nothing wrong.


Being arrested for burglary can be signs of troubled personal issues related to drug dependency or financial duress. If you are arrested for burglary, do not talk to the police about why you entered illegally and stole. Period. Do not try to justify our actions with the police. Or worse, explain to the authorities why you were trespassing if caught without anything in hand. You could be hit with fraud charges if your claims are found to be untrue! Exercise your right to remain silent and get a criminal defense lawyer at your first opportunity. That is your best chance to have your side of the story told as an American citizen with rights! The police, when questioning you, despite what your mother may have told you, are not your friends. Although they appear friendly as such, that is how they do their job to get information to hold against you. Be polite, yes, but be firm, and request a call to a criminal defense lawyer at your first opportunity and continue to remain silent in the meantime.


If you or someone you know has been arrested for breaking and entering a home or car or other structure, I urge you to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney for representation and counsel. The prosecutor's office will always have the responsibility of proving you committed the offense beyond a reasonable doubt. Not only is this hard to satisfy, but if the presiding judge has any reason to believe you did not commit every element to the crime, the charges against you may be reduced or dismissed. I, Joel Bacher, am here to defend your rights. I have, for forty years, successfully defended numerous charges that involved burglary. My Wayne law office has achieved numerous acquittals, dismissals and downgrading of charges for a wide range of B&E charges. We prepare thoroughly for every case in the event of trial. We believe the way to mitigate if not dismiss a burglary charge is to negotiate and litigate from a position of strength.

  • 40 Years Litigation Experience
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Extensive Trial Experience
  • Certified for Civil Trial by the NJ Supreme Court
  • 24/7/365 Call Center and availability
  • Evening Hours for Personal Meetings
  • Fully Licensed in New York and New Jersey, and all Federal Courts as well

For the best criminal defense in Wayne, Paterson, Passaic County and all of New Jersey, contact Joel Bacher at The Law Offices of Joel Bacher, for a free consultation. Telephone 877-217-6903 or click to send an email. All consultations and written correspondences will be kept strictly confidential.