Burglary & Robbery Attorney in Chino / Chino Hills, California
Burglary & Robbery Defense Attorney Serving Ontario, Pomona, & the Inland Empire of Southern California
A robbery and burglary charge should never be taken lightly. Both charges have severe consequences including jail time, hefty fines or even prison time. If you have been accused of burglary or robbery, contact an experienced robbery and burglary attorney to advise you on your legal rights and options. Talk to Attorney Ronald Talkov today at (909) 9-NO-JAIL to discuss how Mr. Talkov can help you.
Under California Penal Code section 459, burglary is considered a serious felony. A burglary is defined as entering a room, locked vehicle, or structure with the intent to commit a theft. There are severe penalties that can incur if you are convicted of a robbery.
The crime of burglary is committed once the person enters the structure with a criminal resolve, even if theft did not occur or the intended crime wasn’t accomplished.
First Degree Burglary:
- When a person enters an occupied home with the intent to commit a theft, commonly called “a residential burglary.”
- Punishable by law up to 2, 4 or 6 years imprisonment and fines up to $10,000.
- All other burglaries that applies to rooms and structures where people do not live in. (i.e., business, cars, boats, etc.)
- Can be charged as misdemeanor or felony.
- If convicted with a misdemeanor, jail time can be less than a year and fines up to $1,000. If convicted with a felony, jail time can be up to 3 years in state prison plus $10,000 in fines.
Under California Penal Code Section 211, robbery is defined as the illegal and felonious taking of another person’s property. Robbery is unique in that there must be a use of force and fear to be charged.
The crime attracts hefty penalties, including imprisonment and fines. This crime is also under California “Three Strikers” Law. According to California laws, the crime of robbery is always a felony and is punishable in First and Second degree.
First Degree Robbery:
- Robberies of: passengers or drivers of a “commercial vehicle”, “inhabitants” of homes and people using or completed the use of an ATM (automated teller machine).
- Punishable by imprisonment for 3, 4 or 6 years in a state prison and fines of up to $10,000.
- Any robbery that doesn’t meet the conditions for first-degree robbery. It is still charged as a felony.
- Punishable by felony probation, imprisonment for 2, 3 or 5 years in a state prison and fines of up to $10,000.
Contact an Experienced Burglary & Robbery Attorney in Chino, Ontario and Pomona Today!
If you have been accused of burglary or robbery, you should contact a reputable and experienced lawyer. An experienced burglary and robbery attorney will inform you and protect you of your rights and assist you in navigating the complex legal system. The earlier you hire an burglary and robbery lawyer to help you fight your criminal charges, the better chance you have at obtaining the best ideal outcome.
IE Criminal Defense Attorney Ronald Talkov has handled hundreds of criminal defense cases over his more than 35 years of practice throughout the cities of Chino, Ontario and Pomona.