Riverside Burglary Lawyer

Experienced Defense for Burglary Charges in California 

At Law Offices of Grech & Packer, our Riverside burglary attorneys have spent years refining our abilities to handle even the most complex cases, and we are prepared to work tirelessly to defend you or your loved one against burglary allegations. Our attorneys understand California's burglary laws in-depth, and we are dedicated to providing robust representation to protect your rights and advocate for your best interests. 

When representing clients accused of burglary, our legal team draws from Attorney Paul Grech's experiences as a former Deputy District Attorney to anticipate prosecutors' strategies. With this insight and our abilities to produce successful resolutions during the trial, we are equipped with the skills and versatility to negate the case of the prosecution and present our clients' innocence clearly and convincingly.

Call the Law Offices of Grech & Packer today at (951) 291-0105 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our burglary attorney in Riverside!

What is Burglary?

Burglary is a severe criminal offense defined under California law as entering a building, room, or structure with the intent to commit theft or any other felony once inside. The crucial elements that must be established in a burglary case include unlawful entry and the specific intent to commit a crime once inside the premises.

At the Law Offices of Grech & Packer, we recognize the complexities surrounding burglary charges and are well-versed in the nuances of California law. Our legal team understands the importance of thoroughly examining the circumstances of each case, challenging evidence, and building a strategic defense tailored to the unique aspects of your situation.

What are the Penalties for Burglary in California?

Depending on the circumstances involved, courts may prosecute defendants for either first-degree or second-degree burglary. As defined by California Penal Code § 458 – 464, these charges are defined as follows:

  • First-Degree Burglary: Burglary in the first degree involves entering an inhabited dwelling or building intending to commit a theft or felony while inside. A situation viewed harshly by prosecutors, first-degree burglary poses penalties of two, four, or six years imprisonment in a state prison.
  • Second-Degree Burglary: Any burglary involving any other uninhabited building or property will be prosecuted as second-degree burglary. This charge carries a maximum term of imprisonment of one year.

Defenses Against Burglary Charges

Mounting a strong defense against burglary requires a thorough understanding of the law and the ability to identify weaknesses in the prosecution's case. Our legal team is well-equipped to explore various defenses tailored to your specific circumstances:

  • Lack of Intent: Demonstrating that there was no intent to commit a crime upon entering the premises can be a powerful defense strategy.
  • Lawful Entry: If the entry was lawful, such as having permission to be on the premises, this can serve as a compelling defense against burglary charges.
  • Mistaken Identity: Establishing that you were wrongly identified as the perpetrator can be crucial in building a strong defense.
  • Insufficient Evidence: Challenging the prosecution's evidence and demonstrating its insufficiency can lead to a favorable outcome.
  • Fourth Amendment Violations: If your constitutional rights were violated during the search and seizure process, it may result in the exclusion of crucial evidence.

The Law Offices of Grech & Packer meticulously examine every aspect of your case to identify the most effective defense strategy. Our attorneys are dedicated to leveraging their experience and knowledge to navigate the complexities of burglary charges and safeguard your rights.

Contact Our Riverside Burglary Attorney Today

Burglary is an allegation that can forever change the lives of convicted offenders. As such, retaining experienced legal counsel without aversion to fighting aggressively on your behalf should be your main priority. Certified Criminal Law Specialists who remain committed to our clients throughout their cases, our legal team is here to protect your rights and your future.

We've secured positive results against even the most serious charges - See Case Results.

Contact the Law Offices of Grech & Packer today to schedule a meeting with our burglary lawyer in Riverside!

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