If you have been arrested for or charged with burglary, it is important to understand the crime you are being accused of and the type of punishment you could face. Burglary is a choate crime—meaning the act is complete once entry is made. There is no requirement that anything actually be stolen, as the crime is complete once intent is formed and entry is made.
Generally, burglary is the illegal entry of any of the following structures with the intent to commit larceny or any other felony:
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First degree “residential” burglary carries a punishment of up to six years in state prison, not including enhancements. Moreover, first degree burglary under certain circumstances may constitute a violent felony under California’s Three Strikes Law and could ultimately lead to punishment of 25 to life.
Second degree or “commercial” burglary could be charged as a felony or a misdemeanor. A felony conviction for second-degree burglary is punishable by up to three years in state prison, while a misdemeanor conviction for second-degree burglary carries a maximum sentence of one year in county jail.
Our experienced prosecutor has served on a team responsible for the prosecution of burglary cases. As a prosecutor, our attorney has prosecuted several burglary cases in Santa Clara County and prosecuted several juveniles for first and second degree burglary. Our Redwood City theft crimes defense attorney is an experienced trial attorney who deeply understands burglary defense and the most effective types of defense strategies. When it comes to burglary, we can ensure that your rights are protected.