Contesting Robbery And Burglary Charges

There are serious consequences for robbery and burglary convictions in the state of California. To fight your case, protect your rights and minimize the potential consequences, you want an experienced defense lawyer. At the Law Offices of Scott C. Williams in San Diego, we will provide you with legal counsel backed by over 30 years of individual criminal law experience.

As a comprehensive criminal defense firm, we handle all charges related to robbery and burglary, including breaking and entering, home invasions, drug crimes, and rape.

Schedule a free consultation with Scott C. Williams today. Contact us online or call 619-573-4952 or toll-free at 866-675-3219 to get started.

Burglary Charges In California

Burglary charges fall into two categories. The more severe charge is first-degree burglary, which is for residential burglary, including houses. Second-degree burglary is for crimes involving commercial properties.

In California, the three-strikes law applies to burglary. First-degree burglary is a felony, and a conviction counts as a strike against you. A second-degree burglary charge can be a felony or a misdemeanor and allow you to avoid a strike. Fighting to reduce the exact burglary charge you face is an important part of any burglary defense.

How Burglary Turns Into Robbery

California considers robbery to be any theft crime in which an item was stolen with force or fear. Because many robbery crimes involve guns and other weapons, it is likely that you will not only face a count of robbery. Having additional weapons charges tacked on could mean more time in jail for a conviction.

That is why it is so crucial you do not trade on experience when hiring an attorney. As a former prosecutor, Scott Williams is uniquely familiar with the tactics the prosecution will use against you.

Get More Than 30 Years Of Defense Experience On Your Side

We know that you have questions as you look to protect your rights in court. At the San Diego Law Offices of Scott C. Williams, we answer your calls in-person 24 hours a day, seven days a week and do in-jail visits. Contact us today for a free initial consultation by calling 619-573-4952 or toll-free at 866-675-3219.