Charged with Burglary in Murrieta?
Contact Attorney Nic Cocis for reliable criminal representation!
Under the California Penal Code 459, burglary is defined as entering into
any sort of structure, room or locked vehicle with the purpose of committing
either a theft or any felony. It is sometimes more commonly referred to
as "breaking and entering." Burglary can take many different
forms, whether it involves someone intentionally stealing a purse from
a retail store or taking an item from someone's home, the penalties
can be severe across the board.
For those facing burglary accusations, it is a good idea to obtain the
best possible Murrieta burglary crime lawyer available to you. Get in
touch with the
Law Office of Nic Cocis & Associates for a
free initial consultation today at
(951) 666-2600 to learn more.
What are the potential penalties you could face?
Consequences for burglary are broken up into two different categories,
depending on the location that the offense occurred. Entering a place
where someone lives with the intent to steal something or to commit any
felony, it is considered residential burglary and it is always treated
as a felony. Anytime that a person enters a retail store, place of business
or any other place where no one is living, with the intent to steal or
to commit any felony, it is called commercial burglary. Commercial burglary
has the possibility of being deemed either a misdemeanor or a felony,
depending if the accused has any previous convictions and by looking at
the surrounding circumstances of the crime.
The penalties for both categories are as follows:
Residential Burglary (First Degree Burglary)
- Potentially up to 6 years in prison
- Considered a strike under the California "three strikes" law
Commercial Burglary (Second Degree Burglary)
- As a misdemeanor, up to 1 year in jail
- As a felony, up to 3 years in prison
- Does not count as a strike
How can Attorney Cocis defend you?
Using aggressive legal tactics, Murrieta burglary defense lawyer, Nic Cocis,
can decipher the intricacies of your case and put together a solid defense
on your behalf. Looking at the circumstances of your case, he can investigate
whether there is any evidence revealing that you were not actually involved
in the crime or that you did not actually commit the felony once inside
the structure. In the same way, he may be able to prove innocence if the
items actually belonged to you or if you believed you had been given permission
to take them.
Serving Clients Since 1999
Providing quality, one-on-one legal advocacy to clients throughout Murrieta,
Temecula, Menifee, Wildomar, Lake Elsinore, Hemet, Perris, Banning, Corona,
Riverside and other surrounding cities in Southern California, it is no
surprise that Attorney Cocis has obtained highly successful case results.
He has received full case dismissals and reduced charges for numerous
clients in the past. Check out our
case results and
testimonials to learn more about the level of service and genuine care that Attorney
Cocis provides no matter the charges.
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