Santa Barbara Burglary Defense Attorney
Burglary Lawyer in Santa Barbara
Burglary is an offense that is defined as a person entering a structure
with the intent to commit a felony or a petty theft once inside. It can
be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony, depending upon the specific
circumstances of the case.
If you have been charged with burglary, it is time to speak with a Santa
Barbara criminal defense lawyer who can build a strong case on your behalf. I am
Adam L. Pearlman and I have extensive jury experience, having conducted more than 100 preliminary
and sentencing hearings, and I know how the prosecution thinks. I am ready
to stand up for your rights with a tough
criminal defense and fight to pursue reduced or dismissal of charges whenever possible.
Defenses Against Burglary Charges
Burglary is considered a very serious offense and, if convicted, a person
can face various penalties for the crime.
Depending on whether it is charged as a misdemeanor or felony, or as a
first or second degree offense, these penalties can include the following:
- First degree residential burglary - up to six years in prison and fines
up to $10,000
- Second degree felony burglary - up to three years in prison and fines up
- Second degree misdemeanor burglary - up to one year in county jail and
fines up to $1,000
Additionally, if the accused committed great bodily injury during the commission
of the crime, they could face an additional consecutive three to six year
state prison sentence (depending on the nature of the injury and the victim).
Consequences such as these are serious legal problem, if you are charged
with this type of crime it is imperative that you have high quality representation
to defend you against the charges.
Contact a Santa Barbara burglary defense attorney
right away if you have been charged with these types of crimes.