Toledo Burglary Attorney

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Burglary is a theft crime with extreme penalties. If you have been charged with this serious crime, you need a skilled Toledo burglary attorney to fight for you. Lorin J. Zaner has a reputation for results, and have been dedicated to criminal defense for over 40 years.

If you or a loved one is facing burglary charges, call us today for a free consultation!


Because burglary involves both trespassing and theft crimes, a conviction can mean extremely severe penalties. Ohio law breaks burglary charges into a handful of categories, each with a different level of penalties. All burglary charges are considered felonies and include:

  • Breaking and Entering: You will face this charge for entering an unoccupied structure with the intent to commit theft or any other felony. The penalties include 6 to 12 months in prison and up to $2,500 in fines.
  • Burglary: You can be charged in the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th degree depending on the circumstances. Increased prison sentences and fines will occur if you trespassed with the intent to commit any criminal offense or if the structure was occupied. Depending on these factors, the penalties can include 6 months to 8 years in prison and anywhere from $5,000 to $15,000 in fines.
  • Aggravated Burglary: You will face this charge for entering an occupied structure with the intent to commit theft or any other felony and you had a deadly weapon or you attempted, threatened, or inflicted physical harm on another person. The penalties for this charge include 3 to 10 years in prison and up to $20,000 in fines.

In the face of serious penalties, you need a Toledo burglary lawyer who understands the gravity of your situation and will fight for you.

Trust Lorin J. Zaner to Defend You

Our firm is dedicated to fighting for the accused. We take the time to understand each situation and craft a defense that is tailored to your unique needs. When so much is on the line, you deserved a criminal defense attorney who will serve as your advocate and work to get your life back to normal. Begin your defense today.

Call us at (419) 741-4050 for a free consultation.

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  • Our firm has helped clients throughout the community since 1976.
  • Our lawyer handles cases in State or Federal courts of Ohio & Michigan.
  • Our firm is prepared to take cases to a trial by jury.
  • Our firm is led by a trial-tested defense lawyer with an outstanding record.
  • Toledo Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys