California Burglary Attorney
Have You Been Charged With Burglary? Do Not Face This Charge Alone! Let WEBER LAW Help You Today!
In California, if you are being prosecuted for burglary, you could be facing a variety of penalties, including jail time, a permanent record, and hefty fines. It can be stressful and scary to have criminal charges pending. You need someone on your side to help you navigate the system; do not let one mistake or blemish on your record effect you for the rest of your life. A criminal record can affect potential jobs, your current job, or even renting an apartment. Let Weber Law help you keep your record clean.
California Burglary Charges and Penalties
What is Burglary and how is it different from Theft?
Burglary is defined as any person who enters any house, room, apartment, tenement, shop, warehouse, store, mill, barn, stable, outhouse or other building, tent, vessel, floating home, railroad car, locked or sealed cargo container, whether or not mounted on a vehicle, trailer coach, or mine, with intent to commit grand or petty theft or any felony.
There are different “levels” of theft in California; grand theft is one of the most serious levels of theft. Grand theft is when money, labor, or real or personal property is taken, and is of a value exceeding $950.00, or if:
• Domestic fowls, avocados, olives, citrus, other fruits, vegetables, nuts, artichokes, or other farm crops are taken of a value exceeding $250.00;
• When fish, shellfish, mollusks, crustaceans, kelp, algae, or other aquacultural products are taken from a commercial or research operation which is producing that product that exceeds a value of $250.00;
• Where the money, labor, or real or personal property is taken by a servant, agent, or employee from his or her principal or employer and totals $950.00 or more in a one-year period;
• When the property is taken from the person of another; or
• When the property taken is an automobile or a firearm.
Any instance that cannot be defined as grand theft is considered petty theft.
It can be confusing and difficult to navigate the charge of petty theft alone; let Weber Law navigate it for you. There are also instances where a judge can make discretionary sentences; it is important to have legal counsel that can advocate for you in that instance.
What is the Punishment?
There are two degrees of burglary, first and second. First degree burglary is defined by burglary of a dwelling house, vessel, floating home, or trailer coach, or the inhabited portion of any other building. Second degree is any other type of burglary.
Burglary in the first degree is punishable by imprisonment ranging from two to six years.
Burglary in the second degree is punishable by imprisonment of up to one year.
As the sentence can range so widely, it is important to have knowledgeable legal counsel that can fight for the lowest sentence possible. It is possible to get a sentence reduction, but it requires good legal counsel.
Contact Weber Law immediately if you’ve been arrested on a burglary charge. We offer a free confidential case evaluation – serving Los Angeles and the surrounding areas.
How Can You Fight A Charge Of Burglary And How Can WEBER LAW Help You?
If you are being prosecuted for burglary in California, no matter the circumstances, there are a few ways that Weber Law can fight for you. There are defenses against the crime of burglary which include, but are not limited to, not intending to break in, thinking the item was yours, or thinking you had permission to be on the property. Weber Law can help lower the charge to a lesser crime, lower your sentence for less jail time, lower your fine amount, or represent you at trial. Do not face these charges alone; let Weber Law work for you. By looking at potential evidence such as video surveillance, your criminal record, and potential eyewitness testimony, Weber Law will make sure to look at all the details of your case. At Weber Law, we are experienced in defending these charges, winning these cases, and creating an outcome you can be happy with—an outcome that will allow you to live a life free of criminal charges. Being convicted of burglary can have impacts on the rest of your life, let Weber Law help you navigate the criminal justice system. The court room can be a very intimidating place, let Weber Law do the work for you. If you or anyone you know is being prosecuted for burglary in the state of California, call Weber Law today for a consultation.
CA Penal Code § 459, Definition
CA Penal Code § 460, Degrees; construction of section
CA Penal Code § 461, Punishment
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