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.
Fighting Theft Crime Charges In California
A theft conviction can have a harmful and lasting effect on your reputation and your ability to find work. The best way to avoid these consequences is to mount a strong, proactive defense.
At Rice & Rice, we provide clients with effective theft defense representation in Riverside and throughout the Inland Empire. Before talking to police, talk to a lawyer at our law offices. We are on your side and we know how to win.
Defending Against All Types Of Theft Offenses
We can defend you against any state or federal theft offense in California, including:
- Grand theft: Stealing property worth more than $950
- Petty theft: Stealing property valued less than $950
- Shoplifting: Including all types of retail theft
- Embezzlement: Any type of theft by an employee entrusted with company funds
The penalties for theft offenses vary, depending on the amount stolen, the defendant’s criminal history and other factors. Our lawyers are well-versed in California theft crime statutes and can help you understand your rights and the best course of action to take going forward. We will explore every viable defense strategy as we protect your rights, your reputation and your future.
We understand the harsh consequences of theft crime convictions and will do everything in our power to help you avoid them.
Get In Touch With An Attorney Who Can Help
You don’t have to face this criminal law matter alone. Help from experienced attorneys is only a phone call away. Call us today at 951-683-2297 or contact us online by filling out a brief contact form.