A Hackensack man was arrested for burglary and criminal mischief. He allegedly threw a brick at store’s window in an attempt to take money from the store’s cash register. The store where the alleged burglary took place was 99 Cent Dreams. Apparently, the store’s alarm went off around 3:22 A.M. and alerted the police. As the officers approached the store, they saw one man in dark clothing. The individual was later arrested and appeared to have shards of glass on his sweatshirt. In addition to this, his place of residence was one block away, and the man (later identified as Douglas Simmons) is unemployed.  Simmons was identified in two other commercial burglaries, and authorities say that additional charges will likely come down on him.

Bergen County Burglary Attorneys

Burglary in Bergen County is a serious offense. However, most people have a pre-conceived idea of burglary as breaking into a structure with the purpose of stealing an item, money, or other valuable things. This is mostly true. However, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office will have to prove that:

  1. An entry did occur
  2. The place you entered was a structure (building, etc.)
  3. You did not have permission to enter, or the structure was not open to the public at the time of your entry
  4. Finally, you entered the structure with a purpose to commit an offense

Hackensack Burglary Lawyers

Have you, or someone that is dear to you been charged in Bergen county with a burglary charge? If so, please feel free to give our office a call, we have:

  • Two-hundred (200) years of combined experience
    • Ten (10) criminal defense attorneys
      • Seven (7)  former prosecutors
        • Three (3) former assistant county prosecutors that held directorial roles in the Drug, Gang, and Gun Task Force, Major Crimes Division, Trial Team, and the Juvenile Team
          • Two (2) attorneys selected to Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers Rising Stars List for criminal defense here in New Jersey, only 2.5% of attorneys in New Jersey are selected to this list
            • One (1) attorney certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Certified Criminal Trial Attorney, less than 1% percent of attorneys in this state hold this prestigious distinction