Burglary Defense Lawyer in San Diego
Burglary is defined as the illegal entry into a structure with the intent to commit a theft once inside. This is a serious crime that carries with it serious consequences. If you have been charged with burglary, you need to contact a San Diego criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. A conviction could leave you with a permanent criminal record and ruin your reputation in the community. With the help of a seasoned criminal defense attorney, you may be able to have your burglary charges reduced or dismissed completely. Call Don't Talk Legal Center today to discuss your case and get started on your defense.
What Are the Penalties for Burglary in California?
Burglary is a felony offense in California, punishable by up to four years in prison and a $25,000 fine. If the burglary was committed at a school or place of worship, the penalties can be increased to up to eight years in prison and a $50,000 fine. There are also sentencing enhancements for burglary charges if the crime was committed while a firearm was present, or if the burglary was committed at a school or place of worship. The penalties for these enhanced charges can be increased to six years in prison and a $50,000 fine.
What Are the Defenses to Burglary Charges?
There are a number of defenses that a San Diego burglary lawyer could use to fight your burglary charges. If you have been accused of burglary, it is important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible.
Your attorney may be able to use one of the following defenses to have your charges reduced or dismissed:
- You did not intend to commit a felony or theft once inside the structure.
- You did not actually enter the structure.
- You did not know that you were entering a structure illegally.
Charged with burglary? Call (858) 544-1386 or contact us online for a free, confidential consultation. We represent individuals accused of crimes in San Diego, Riverside and Orange Counties.