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Are you facing burglary charges in Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, Glendale, Chandler, Gilbert, Phoenix, or anywhere else in the Valley? Then you need expert legal counsel to defend your rights.  At Sonoran Law Group, our Scottsdale criminal defense attorney and former county prosecutor Ryan M. Garvey armed with nearly 20 years of legal experience and undefeated trial record, uses this insight to view cases from a different perspective, analyze the evidence and provide a strong defense. You can count on us to defend your rights when you are charged with a serious crime such as burglary.

Your initial consultation is free. Call (480) 477-8040 to schedule yours today.

Benefits of Hiring a Seasoned Criminal Defense Attorney in Scottsdale

  • Nearly 20 Years’ Legal Experience
  • Successful Trial History
  • Former training alongside the DOJ
  • Former Prosecutor
  • Inside Perspective On Opposition
  • Biochemist Experience for Scientific Case Elements


Under Arizona law, ARS § 13-1506, 13-1507, 13-508, burglary is defined as entering into another person’s home or property without their permission and intending to commit a crime in that establishment. Prosecutors must prove that both of these elements occurred and they also have the burden of convincing the jury on these two points. If they cannot prove these elements, your charges could be reduced or dismissed.

These are the penalties for burglary if convicted:

  • Misdemeanor burglary:
    • Up to 1 year in jail
    • Fines of no more than $1,000
    • Restitution paid to victims
    • Possible probation
  • Felony burglary:
    • 1-20 years or more in prison
    • Fines of up to $100,000 or more
    • Restitution paid to victims
    • Possible probation

Know that you may have several legal defenses available, depending on the circumstances of your case. Remember that the prosecutor has the burden of proving that you intended to commit the crime, which is a key element in any burglary charge. If any element cannot be proven based on the evidence, then the case cannot move forward.


Our expert legal team at Sonoran Law Group is well aware of the importance of being prepared to defend a case. We take a unique approach to every burglary case we handle and work to make sure we address your individual concerns. It is our goal to make sure your best interests are kept as a top priority so as to provide the highest quality service possible. You deserve a strong defense to help you get through one of life’s most difficult times. Allow us to be your advocates.

At Sonoran Law Group, we know that arrests can happen at any time. Because of this, we make it a point to remain available 24/7, allowing you to reach out to our firm at any time. We take the time to analyze your case fully, with a strict attention to detail.

Call our firm at (480) 477-8040 today to learn how our Scottsdale criminal defense attorney Ryan M. Garvey can represent you!