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Burglary Attorney Chico CA

Have you been arrested for burglary in the state of California? It may be possible that you are facing some serious charges, depending upon the circumstances. When you have been charged with burglary, it’s important for you to get legal counsel immediately. You can contact Williams & Javellana, LLP, who will look into your case and ensure that it gets the attention that it deserves. Regardless of the size of the crime, it can have a lasting impact because of the criminal record that you may now carry. Many employers are hesitant to hire someone that has been convicted of a theft-related offense. Don’t allow a burglary to affect your life indefinitely. Contact Williams & Javellana, LLP for more information about how we can assist you through this difficult time.

Burglary Lawyer Chico CA

According to Penal Code § 459 PC, burglary is defined as entering a room, structure or locked vehicle with the intent to commit, either petty theft or a felony once you are on the inside. In some instances, burglary is known as breaking and entering, although that is not always the most descriptive term for this type of offense. It may be possible that you are charged with the burglary, regardless of whether there is a forceful entry or not. Provided you are entering the area with the intent to commit a felony, you can be charged with burglary.

Types Of Burglary Charges

Burglary charges may differ, depending upon the location and other circumstances with your case. For example, if you have been charged with first-degree residential burglary (Penal Code § 459) in the state of California, it is a felony that could result in up to 6 years in a state prison. In addition, residential burglary is counted as a strike in the three strike law, which is in effect in the state of California.

The California three strike laws are some of the harshest punishment in the country. It punishes people for committing serious crimes. In fact, people that have prior strike conviction will not be eligible for probation, and will receive a harsher prison sentence if they are convicted of a felony in the future.

Another type of burglary for which you may be charged is second degree, or commercial burglary. This occurs when you break into a business or a store, which is not a residential location. This could be charged, either as a misdemeanor or a felony, depending upon the prosecutor. In many cases, the decision as to whether to charge commercial burglary as a misdemeanor or a felony depends upon the circumstances, as well as the criminal record that may exist.

There are certain legal defenses which may be successful for burglary charges. These can include cases of mistaken identity, being present when it was committed but not being part of it, not having the intent of committing a felony until you were in the area. Your burglary case may also be successfully defended if you took items that belong to you or that you felt you had permission to take them.

Getting the proper defense for your burglary case can make a difference in the outcome. Don’t take a chance with this serious offense. When you have been charged with burglary, contact Williams & Javellana, LLP for more information about breaking and entering law. We can help defend you and do what is necessary to ensure that you get the fair treatment that you need, both in and out of a court of law.


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Gold standard for professionalism and ethics. Extremely knowledgeable and proficient in handling complex cases. Attorney Javellana took painstaking hours building a civil case, (co-ownership/property rights) and then he presented overwhelming evidence at trial. Mr. Javellana was on point for 3 days at trial where he tactfully asserted a powerful presence in the courtroom and systematically picked apart the defendents and he was quick to respond to the dirty trickery of the defense attorney with undisputable legal arguments. As a result of Mr. Javellana's detailed and powerful representation, the opposing side had no chance. Mr. Javellana was extremely organized and detail oriented throughout. Mr. Javellana won the case across multiple points and most impressively he obtained a permanent injunction against the opposing party. Additionally, Mr. Javellana, represented me with two other cases where his professionalism and his relentless tactical drive continued with successful results. I highly recommend Mr. Javellana. J.M
California June 20, 2015