Burglary Crimes in California
Riverside Criminal Defense Lawyer Fighting Theft Crime Charges
Residents charged with burglary in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties
trust our attorneys of Blumenthal Law Offices for effective criminal defense
counsel. If you or someone you care about has been charged with burglary,
or felony trespass, you should not talk to the police without first retaining
the services of a professional theft crime defense lawyer who has experience
representing clients in similar cases. Our team has more than 100 years
of combined legal experience in criminal law and we are led by one of
the most prominent and influential attorneys in all of California.
Attorney Virginia M. Blumenthal has received the following recognitions and more:
- Rated AV Preeminent® by her peers for legal talent and ethics
Super Lawyers® (top 5% of attorneys in the state)
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We know how to help resolve your legal issue as quickly and effectively
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one of our clients. If you are looking for a legal team that knows the
law, knows how to get results, and truly cares about their clients,
contact us today.
Burglary Crime Definitions in California
The criminal act of burglary is defined as entering a building or other
property you do not control with the intention of committing another crime.
The building must also be unoccupied for the act to be considered a burglary.
Due to the fact that most people who enter an empty structure with the
intent to commit a crime ultimately end up stealing something, burglary
has been categorized as a theft crime.
Breaking and entering does not have to occur for an act to be considered
burglary. The building can be unlocked and the front doors can be wide
open. The key to burglary is that the person did not have permission to
enter and did so to commit another crime.
Virtually any sort of structure or sealable shelter can be burglarized,
Shipping containers (on a dock or otherwise)
Mines and mineshafts
The Penalties are Serious, So Must Be Your Defense
Californians who are convicted of burglary face hefty fines, years in jail,
and long days of community service. Depending on the location you allegedly
burglarized and the value of any stolen or damaged goods, the penalties
can escalate even further. From misunderstandings to mistaken identities,
there are ways for you to defend yourself from burglary charges. The first
step should be to set up a
no-charge initial consultation with our Riverside criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.