Santa Clarita Criminal Defense Lawyer

Contact Us

Santa Clarita Criminal Attorney About Us Common Questions Case Evaluation Testimonials Case Results Contact Us
Criminal Defense Practice Areas
Theft Crimes
Grand Theft
Grand Theft Auto
Criminal Defense Home
En Español
Contact Us


23300 Cinema Drive, Suite 2910
Valencia, CA 91355
Click here to read about our us in the news. Watch our informative videos Read our blog

Santa Clarita Burglary Defense Attorney

Burglary is defined as illegally entering or remaining in a structure with the intent of committing a crime once inside. This may include any felony offense or theft. The key part in a burglary case is the intent of the defendant. The defendant must have, at the time of entry, had the intention of committing theft or a felony. Whether the intended offense was carried out is not a relevant part of securing a burglary conviction. The prosecution need only prove that the defendant unlawfully entered or remained in the property with the intention of committing theft or a felony, such as aggravated assault, rape, etc. Forced entry is also not a requirement in burglary charges, so long as the entry was unlawful.

Were you arrested because you are suspected of committing burglary? Was someone you love taken into custody? Immediately contact a Santa Clarita criminal defense attorney at our law firm and find out what rights and options you have in addressing this serious situation.

Defense for Burglary Charges in Santa Clarita

A defendant convicted of burglary in Santa Clarita may face varied penalties depending on whether he or she was charged with a misdemeanor or felony offense. Burglary is charged as a misdemeanor only if the structure entered was unoccupied. Burglary of an occupied dwelling is a felony offense that may be punishable by up to 6 years in prison. It may also result in a "strike" on a defendant's criminal record, resulting in enhanced penalties for future felony convictions.

Make sure you have the aggressive defense representation you need to challenge your burglary charges. With experience as a former prosecutor and certified Criminal Law Specialist, David M. Wallin can provide you with the criminal defense counsel you deserve.

Contact a Santa Clarita criminal defense lawyer at our firm today to talk about your burglary charges.

Attorney Web Design

The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.
Law Offices of David M. Wallin - Santa Clarita Criminal Defense Lawyer
Located at 23300 Cinema Drive, Suite 2910 Valencia, CA 91355. View Map
Phone: (800) 859-4206