Pasadena Burglary Attorney
Defining Burglary in the First and Second Degree
Anyone who enters a structure or home with the intent of committing theft
or a felony inside could be charged with and convicted of burglary. This
is usually a
theft crime, although it can involve any other felony offense, as well. As long as
the individual entered a building, house, room, residence, vessel, or
tent with the intent of committing a theft crime or felony inside, they
are guilty of burglary. If the building is inhabited at the time, it is
burglary of the first degree and is punishable by a prison sentence of
two, four, or six years. All other cases are burglary of the second degree
and are punishable by up to one year of imprisonment.
Defense Against Burglary Charges
There are many ways of defending against charges of burglary. The strongest
defense is usually to prove that you had not intent of committing a crime
inside the building or structure at the time you entered it. If you made
after entering, your charges could be reduced to
shoplifting or petty theft. The key to success is to hire a skilled and experienced
Pasadena criminal defense attorney, so call The Law Offices of Matthew Cargal today!
Contact a Criminal Defense Attorney in Pasadena
The sooner you hire an attorney, the better. I will begin defending your
case right away and will not stop fighting until the best possible results
have been achieved. I have practiced
criminal defense for the past 20 years and have handled hundreds of misdemeanor and felony
cases during that time. If you are looking for a capable Pasadena criminal
defense lawyer to fight a criminal conviction, look no further than The
Law Offices of Matthew Cargal. Call my offices or fill out my
online case evaluation form to learn how I can handle your case.
Contact my firm today!