Burglary Defense Lawyer in Walnut Creek
Priority Treatment for Your Criminal Case
When you enter a building, home, or other private property without permission, you can be charged with burglary. This is a serious charge and you shouldn’t have to face it alone. Burglary is especially complicated because it can often be charged with other crimes. If, for example, you stole something while you were on someone else's property, you may also be facing theft or robbery charges. If a weapon as used in the commission of the crime, you may also be charged with armed robbery. Defending you against all of these charges requires a dedicated approach from a Walnut Creek theft crime lawyer.
Get started by calling Thomas Daly Law, A Professional Corporation at (925) 208-4801 today.
1st vs. 2nd Degree Burglary
You may also be confused about what type of burglary charge you are facing. In California, there are two main types of burglary convictions: First and second degree.
The main differences between these charges are:
- First degree involves breaking into a private home
- Second degree charges involve breaking into a business or commercial property
- First degree burglary is almost always prosecuted as a felony, which is a serious crime that can carry prison time. Depending on the severity of your second degree offense, it can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony. It is important to know all the details of your case so that you and your Walnut Creek criminal defense lawyer are able to explore all of your legal options, whether that is a plea or a trial.