Shawn Curry Law
Harrisburg Criminal & DUI Defense for all of Central PA
Call Today: 24/7 Phone Consultations 717-260-3836
Menu / Navigate

PA Home Invasion Law Passed By State House

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives has passed a law requiring severe penalties for Home Invasion.  The legislation now goes to the State Senate for consideration.

The Penalties

House Bill No. 1296 calls for a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 5 years for a person convicted (by guilty verdict or plea) of a "burglary constituting a home invasion."

Additionally, a person charged with this crime will face a mandatory minimum prison sentence of at least 10 years if: 

(1) they have one or more prior convictions for this same offense; or,

(2) the crime is committed against a person 62 years of age or older.

The Definition

Under the proposed Pennsylvania law, "home invasion" (a first-degree felony) is defined as a Burglary where, during the commission of the crime, a person also:

(1) commits an offense of Criminal Homicide, Aggravated Assault, Kidnapping, Unlawful Restraint, Rape, Involuntary Deviant Sexual Intercourse, Sexual Assault, Aggravated Indecent Assault, or Indecent Assault; or,

(2) possesses a deadly weapon or explosive.

Contact a Dauphin County Criminal Defense Lawyer

When a person has been accused of any crime, their rights, their freedom, and their life as they know it are all on the line.  The journey through the criminal justice system is not one that should be made alone.

Instead, you should have an experienced Harrisburg Criminal Defense Attorney in your corner. 

If you or someone you care about has been accused of a crime, contact Pennsylvania Criminal Defense Lawyer Shawn Curry for a free phone consultation today.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Contact

Shawn Curry Law
2411 N. Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110

Toll Free: 866-792-6380
Phone: 717-260-3836
Fax: 717-695-2878
Map & Directions

Contact the Firm

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Back to Top