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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 to $10,000
  • 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.

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