Have You Been Charged With Burglary In California?
Burglary is a serious felony charge and considered a strike under California’s Three Strikes Law. If you have been charged with burglary in Riverside or anywhere in the Inland Empire, the attorneys at Rice & Rice are here to provide you with the skilled defense representation you need.
We have successfully defended clients against felony burglary charges and otherserious criminal offenses on the state and federal levels.
What Is Burglary?
Under California criminal statutes, burglary is generally defined as entering a house, business or other property with the intent to commit a theft offense or other crime, such as assault or robbery. The charges for burglary vary, depending upon whether the building was inhabited and other factors.
Our law firm can defend you against first- or second-degree burglary charges. If appropriate and if it is in your best interests, we can also seek reduced charges.
Burglary Vs. Trespass
In some cases, a burglary charge can be reduced to a simple trespass charge, provided there is insufficient evidence the defendant intended to commit a crime during the trespass. The burden of proof is on the prosecution, and our defense lawyers know how to make that burden a difficult one to bear. Every case is different. We will help you explore all of the options available to you as we protect your rights in this critical legal matter.
Contact Us For Strong Burglary Defense Representation
If you have been charged with burglary, grand larceny or any criminal offense in California, our lawyers are here to protect your rights. Schedule your free initial consultation by contacting us online or by telephone at 951-683-2297.