Is the breaking and entry (no matter how slight) into the dwelling of another with the intent to commit a crime inside. Burglary laws have been expanded to include the breaking and entry into nearly any structure including house boats, cargo containers and warehouses.
Burglary can be charged in varying degrees depending on the different factors in the case. Burglary is known as a "wobbler" which can be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony. A felony charge can result with the maximum sentencing of up to six years in prison, and, in the case of burglary of a residence, can count as a "strike" under the California "three strikes" laws. If you have been charged with a burglary it is imperative to have an experienced attorney that understands the intricacies, elements and nature of the charge.
If you, a family member or friend has been charged with Burglary early representation is the key to a successful defense. At the Law Offices of Benjamin Zicherman, I have the experience, resources and sophistication to defend your rights. Contact me immediately for your free consultation.