Burglary and Robbery Charges – San Diego Criminal Law Info
Charges of burglary and robbery are relatively common, yet many people are unaware about the legal definition of each term and how they apply to legal penalties. Sometimes the two terms are used interchangeably or are confused with one another, which is not the case. If you or a loved on has been charged with burglary or robbery, San Diego criminal defense attorney Randy M. Grossman can assist you. He will provide expert legal counsel and ensure that you receive a fair trial.
About Burglary Charges
Burglary involves breaking into premises such as a residence, office or building, or vehicle of some kind, in order to commit a felony while inside. Usually the felony in question is theft, though any crime committed after breaking in counts as well. For this reason, burglary is also called breaking and entering. A burglary may be considered either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on what occurred. The penalties for burglary will vary, and can range from a fine and jail time to prison time.
About Robbery Charges
Robbery involves taking something of value from another person by using force or threat. Robbery is charged as a felony, and penalties for robbery will vary depending on the circumstances of the case. Armed robbery, for example, will carry more severe penalties than unarmed robbery. Generally, a fine and several years of incarceration are common penalties for robbery.
After a Burglary or Robbery Charge – How a Criminal Law Attorney Can Help
After a burglary or robbery charge, it is of the utmost important that you contact San Diego criminal defense lawyer Randy M. Grossman. Mr. Grossman will analyze the circumstances of what occurred and all of the evidence gathered in great detail. He will work to reduce your charges, such as reducing a burglary or robbery charge to a theft charge (which carries less severe penalties). He will also examine the intent of your burglary case and perhaps be able to reduce your charges to a misdemeanor.
If you or someone you love has been charged with burglary or robbery in San Diego and need the services of a criminal law and defense lawyer, contact the San Diego Criminal Law Offices of Randy M. Grossman.