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 the decision 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!

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