Generally speaking, burglary, as defined under Cal. Penal Code Section 459, is the act of entering into a building with the intention of stealing property or committing another felony. A burglary conviction can result in incarceration, significant fines, and a permanent criminal record. Under California law, entering into a building with the intent to commit a theft or some other felony is classified as Burglary.
Residential or First Degree Burglary
First Degree burglary includes unlawfully entering into a home, attached garage, boat, floating home, trailer, railroad car, aircraft, warehouse or the inhabited portion of a building. The theft or other felony does not have to be actually committed; only the entry with intent to commit the theft or the felony has to be proved. First Degree Burglary is considered a serious felony and a “Strike” in California.
Defending Burglary Charges
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