Burglary & Robbery
Burglary is the intent to break into a building without consent with the intent of committing a crime, such as theft. Even going through an unlocked window or door is still breaking in. Burglary is a specific intent crime, requiring that the person knowingly intended to commit a crime while inside.
Robbery is another specific intent crime, requiring both theft and a form of violence or threat of violence against another person.
In some circumstances, the case is difficult for the prosecutor to prove. An early intervention by counsel can prevent a case from ever being filed. Once charges are filed however, it carries serious consequences.
Depending upon the specifics of your case, you could be looking potentially at incarceration in the county jail, or confinement in prison and, depending on the charges, a strike on your record.
If you are facing burglary or robbery charges, call The Law Offices of Paula Drake as soon as possible to discuss your options. It is important that you have an attorney armed with a support staff to properly investigate the charges and explore your best defense. Criminal Defense Attorney Paula Drake will fight for your rights.