San Mateo County
Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC’s associate attorney Clint C. Christoffersen obtained an extraordinary case result out of San Mateo County for a client charged with burglary having prior strikes who received probation and NO JAIL TIME! Initially, our client faced a potential sentence of 25 years to life based on the charges and his long criminal background which included multiple strikes. Additionally, our client was ineligible for probation. After lengthy negotiations, the prosecutor offered an 8-year maximum. However, as a result of Mr. Christoffersen’s persistent and relentless review of the applicable law and evidence, he successfully obtained a deal that resulted in NO JAIL TIME and probation.
In California Burglary is governed by California Penal Code §459 which defines it as “Every person who enters any house, room, apartment, tenement, shop, warehouse, store, mill, barn, stable, outhouse or other building, tent, vessel, as defined in Section 21 of the Harbors and Navigation Code, floating home, as defined in subdivision (d) of Section 18075.55 of the Health and Safety Code, railroad car, locked or sealed cargo container, whether or not mounted on a vehicle, trailer coach, as defined in Section 635 of the Vehicle Code, any house car, as defined in Section 362 of the Vehicle Code, inhabited camper, as defined in Section 243 of the Vehicle Code, vehicle as defined by the Vehicle Code, when the doors are locked, aircraft as defined by Section 21012 of the Public Utilities Code, or mine or any underground portion thereof, with intent to commit grand or petit larceny or any felony…”. A conviction for this offense can carry a substantial sentence depending on the type of burglary charged as well as prior criminal history and other contributing factors.
When faced with burglary charges it is imperative to discuss your options with an experienced criminal defense attorney such as the team of attorneys at Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC. Our team of attorneys will consult with you about your charges and circumstances and create a defense strategy using every tool possible to help you obtain the best outcome. Attorney Clint C. Christoffersen is just one of the team of tenacious attorneys at Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC, and will work collectively to fight for the best result in your matter.
Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC has defended hundreds of Burglary matters throughout the state of California and is available to assist in any state or federal criminal charge. Our firm offers free initial consultations as well as reasonable fees and financing options to help you get the best outcome possible. Our attorneys are available to discuss your specific situation 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We also have three Bay Area office locations located in San Francisco, Dublin, and Redwood City, California to meet your needs.
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