At Greenberg & Greenberg, our San Bernardino & Riverside burglary lawyers have extensive experience defending clients against charges of burglary and other theft crimes.
If you have been charged with burglary, it is important to consult with an experienced San Bernardino & Riverside burglary defense attorney as soon as possible. The sooner we can get working on your defense, the better chance we have of helping you get these charged dismissed or reduced.
Contact us today online or by telephone at (951) 397-0003 to speak with one of our burglary defense lawyers in Riverside, California. We represent clients throughout Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties.
Burglary Defense in San Bernardino & Riverside
Burglary is the trespassing on other person’s property with the intent to steal. In handling a burglary defense case, we may argue that you did not intend to steal anything by entering the property, that you had permission to enter or that you did not force your way in. Perhaps it was a case of mistaken identity. Every case is different, and we will tailor a defense solution to meet your unique circumstances.
Burglary of a Home – 1st Degree Burglary
Burglary of a home (first degree burglary) is a felony, punishable by probation or up to six years in prison. Burglary of a commercial building (second degree burglary) can be a misdemeanor or felony, punishable by probation or up to three years in prison.
Defending a Burglary Charge in San Bernardino & Riverside
For the state to convict on burglary charges, the prosecutor must prove that it was you who entered the home or business with the intent to steal. Our San Bernardino & Riverside lawyers challenge police records, physical evidence and witness statements to find weaknesses in the prosecution’s case and get charges dismissed. When conviction is likely under the facts, we move to get charges reduced (from first-degree to second-degree, or from second-degree to criminal trespassing). Even with a conviction, we will be able to avoid or minimize prison or jail time.
Contact a Theft Attorney Today!
If you have been charged with burglary in San Bernardino or Riverside and need a strong criminal defense, we are here to help. Contact us today online or by telephone at (951) 397-0003 to speak with one of our knowledgeable defense lawyers in Riverside, California. We offer free initial consultations and our phone is answered 24 hours per day. All calls are returned promptly.