Burglary Defense in Solano County, CA
Have you been arrested for or accused of burglary? You may be in danger of facing felony charges and serious criminal penalties if you are convicted. At Maas Law Offices, we are here to offer you the experienced criminal defense counsel you need in the face of burglary charges in the Solano County area. With dedicated legal representation by a skilled
Solano County criminal defense lawyer, you have the opportunity to successfully challenge your charges. Let our firm provide you with the guidance you need in this difficult time.
Breaking & Entering / Burglary Charges in Fairfield
Burglary, often referred to as breaking and entering, is a criminal offense generally associated with theft. However, burglary is specifically defined in California law as unlawfully entering another's property with the intent to commit a felony crime. Whether or not the crime is actually committed is not a part of a burglary charge. Simply the unlawful breaking and entering, with the intent to commit a crime, is the offense. Theft is often the objective, but the intent to commit any felony offense would suffice, including
sexual assault, robbery or
First degree burglary is the most serious form of burglary charges. It is often referred to as residential burglary because the property is an occupied dwelling of some kind. In Solano County, first degree burglary is considered a serious felony offense and therefore counts as a "strike" on a defendant's criminal record if he or she is convicted. It may be punishable by 2, 4 or 6 years in state prison.
Ensuring you have the highest quality legal representation in the face of your Fairfield burglary charges is of the utmost importance. Don't gamble with your future and find yourself in a situation where you are facing years behind bars and life with a criminal record. Instead, contact a Solano County burglary attorney at our law firm for a free, confidential review of your case.