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Arrested for Burglary in San Bernardino County?
Being arrested for burglary can be a frightening and confusing experience. No matter the circumstances, it's important to remember that the most important thing to do after being arrested is remain calm and follow instructions provided by arresting officers. It's also essential to say as little as possible until speaking with an attorney.
By taking even one wrong step, you may inadvertently incriminate themselves or weaken your defense. Therefore, anyone arrested for burglary should stay quiet during the booking process and beyond, work on finding legal help as soon as possible, and contact loved ones if possible to let them know what has happened.
What is the Sentence for Burglary in California?
What differentiates a first-degree burglary charge from a second-degree charge is mainly where the police or prosecutor deems the alleged burglary took place. If they believe the burglary took place in a residence – such as a house, apartment, room where someone lives – that would classify the charge as first-degree burglary. If the burglary is suspected to have occurred in some other type of building, then it would likely be considered a second-degree burglary charge.
The penalties for 1st & 2nd degree burglary include:
- First-degree burglary - carries a maximum penalty of up to 6 years in state prison.
- Second-degree burglary - carries a maximum penalty of up to 3 years in state prison
Contact the Law Offices of Brian E. Skibby!
While there are a variety of theft crimes, burglary can be nuanced and is handled differently than robbery or larceny. If you are accused of first-degree burglary, you could be sentenced to six years in prison and face substantial fines.
Over the years, Attorney Skibby has handled more than 2,000 cases on behalf of adult and minor clients. We have also represented hundreds of clients in court trials. With 25+ years of experience, our firm can capably handle whatever you face.
Attorney Skibby meets with all of his clients individually and will even meet with them in jail to update them on the particulars of their case. For the convenience of his clients, he also offers payment plans and reasonable rates for all his legal services.
Time is essential in developing your defense. Contact a Rancho Cucamonga burglary crimes attorney at (909) 695-0095.