Long Beach Burglary Defense Lawyer
Burglary itself is the crime of entering a building or area with the intent to commit a felony or theft inside the premises. If you have been accused of this crime you need an attorney who understands the legal process to investigate and evaluate the evidence against you to make sure you are treated fairly and that your rights are protected.
Being Charged With Burglary
When a burglar is able to exit the scene, the victim or victims cannot provide identification and the prosecution has to rely on forensic evidence. Your attorney needs to be experienced in forensic evidence and understand the weaknesses of such "proof". The Law Offices of Anthony Falangetti has experience and can build a case that defends a burglary charge to the maximum extent possible.
When the charge of burglary is made, it includes whether it is a residential burglary or a commercial burglary. Residential burglary charges are more serious due to the likelihood of violence if a homeowner interrupts the act. A residential burglary charge is a Strike offense under California's Three Strikes law and increases in seriousness if the home's occupants were present when the burglary was committed. A commercial burglary can be either a breaking and entering after business hours with the intent to steal or entering a business while it is open with the intent to steal.
Mr. Falangetti has extensive experience as a deputy district attorney in the Greater Los Angeles Area. He understands how the prosecution thinks and what type of case weaknesses they will seek to exploit. Knowing this, our firm can build a strong case for our clients.
Building A Defense From All Angles
If the case is a residential burglary, we can challenge the identification evidence. An after-hours commercial burglary case is subject to a similar challenge. If the case is a business burglary during business hours, we can challenge the intent to steal. These cases can be very difficult to prove. Whether you have been charged with a residential burglary or a commercial burglary, we have the experience and skill to defend you and bring these charges to the best result possible. Contact us now at (800) 923-1776 for a no cost initial consultation and case review. We will review the circumstances and advise you of your options. If we represent your legal interests, we will aggressively pursue all of the legal angles to build the strongest case possible for your defense.