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June 6, 2018Practice Areas

What is Burglary?

If you have entered any structure unlawfully, whether a home, a business or any other structure with the intention to commit a crime, it is considered burglary, even if you gained entrance without breaking and entering. These types of charges can affect your reputation, career, future, family and freedom. In order to obtain a positive outcome, our skilled team of San Francisco based burglary lawyers use their knowledge of these laws to protect your rights and have the charges against you dropped when at all possible.

Burglary, under the California law Penal Code 459, is defined as entering a building, vessel, cargo container, or vehicle with the intent of committing a felony or stealing something. You do not necessarily have to succeed in completing what you intended to steal or do. If the intention is proven, even though you were unsuccessful, you can still be charged with burglary. There are many directions a good burglary attorney can take to challenge the facts of the case. We will question whether eyewitness testimony is reliable, whether polygraph tests are accurate, and even challenge DNA evidence. At Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC, we are prepared to fight any and all evidence brought against you and even perform our own detailed investigation if necessary.

Burglary is a serious charge that can result in imprisonment and can ruin your reputation. In fact, first degree burglary can lead to up to 6 years in prison; is always considered a felony charge, and first degree burglary is an extremely serious offense in California. If you have been arrested for or accused of burglary, it is imperative that you consult with us at once. At Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC, we offer an aggressive and effective defense for our clients.

We understand that all people make mistakes, and that good people often get caught up in bad situations. Our team of experienced burglary attorneys work to build a strong and smart defense to ensure the best possible outcome. While it is every lawyer’s goal to have the charges against his/her client dropped, there is no guarantee. That being said, you want a lawyer who is thorough, prepared and capable of building the most aggressive and effective defense possible for you. In many cases it is possible to prevent charges being filed against you if you contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible.

It is important that you understand what you are facing and how your crime will be prosecuted when you are accused of burglary. There are many questions to be considered; if any property was taken, how valuable the property that was taken was, does the fact that you did not force entry make any difference in the possible outcome? As seasoned criminal defense lawyers, our team of expert burglary attorneys will tell you that you should never speak to police without having your lawyer present, as what you say will be used against you.

For the best possible representation and protection of your rights and freedom, contact Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC, right away. Put your future in capable, compassionate hands.