Orange County Burglary Attorney
Orange County Burglary Attorney.
Do you need an Attorney? Have you been accused of committing burglary? Robert Miller & Associates is experienced in handling all types of theft crimes. Our founding attorney has a Superb Rating from Avvo, has over 20 years of experience, and handles theft cases at all levels.
When you are facing serious criminal charges, be sure to consult with us right away. We bring a superior level of defense to our clients’ cases, no matter what the circumstances are.
These charges can be charged from a simple allegation of shoplifting, or upgraded from petty theft, (in which case it is considered commercial burglary), or can be alleged as a residential burglary, which makes it a strike under California’s Three Strikes Law.
You can call on us for a wide variety of theft-related charges, including:
- Conspiracy to commit burglary
- Felony theft
- Possession of burglary tools
Understanding Your Criminal Charges
In California, a person is considered guilty of committing burglary when they purposefully enter a building, structure, or home with intentions to steal some type of property from another. Even if you didn’t physically carry out the actions, the prosecution only has to prove that you intended to steal something or commit some type of felony. This makes it crucial that you have a strong legal defense on your side who can argue on your behalf.
You may be facing the following levels of offense:
- First degree burglary (a felony and strike against your record)
- Second degree burglary (either a felony or misdemeanor)
Typically, if you commit burglary in an individual’s home, apartment, or any other type of dwelling, it will be a considered first degree felony crime. You may be facing serious penalties, including probation, up to six years in prison and probation time. It also counts as a strike against your record, which means two more strikes (unless you have previous strikes), and you could be spending life in prison under California’s three strikes law! Second degree burglary is also referred to as commercial burglary, as it typically occurs in places of businesses or retail whenever advance preparation or state of mind can be proven.
Fight Your Charges Today
The best way to fight your charges is to prove that there was no intent to steal. Our firm will aggressively fight to have your charges reduced, dropped, or dismissed, especially in cases were evidence is scarce. We can carefully review your case and determine the best possible defense. When you work with us, you can rest assured knowing your case in in dedicated hands.
Do not wait to start building your defense! Call on our experienced Orange County Criminal Defense lawyer today for your free consultation.