If you have been charged with burglary, you should immediately contact a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney. Immediate intervention by a skilled criminal lawyer can protect your rights.  Raven Law has extensive experience handling burglary cases.  A criminal lawyer provides qualified and knowledgeable legal representation you will need when disputing these types of cases. If you retain our office, we will thoroughly investigate, closely advise you, and aggressively defend your case.

Burglary can be either a felony or a misdemeanor. All first degree burglary charges are felonies and under California Three Strikes Law, is considered a serious felony. Second degree commercial burglary can be charged as either a felony, if the theft or attempted theft is in of a value of $400 or more, or as misdemeanor if the value of the items stolen are less than $400. Burglary is charged under Penal Code Section 459.


Penal Code § 459
Every person who enters any house, room, apartment, tenement, shop, warehouse, store, mill, barn…with intent to commit grand or petit larceny or any felony is guilty of burglary. As used in this chapter, “inhabited” means currently being used for dwelling purposes, whether occupied or not. A house, trailer, vessel designed for habitation, or portion of a building is currently being used for dwelling purposes if, at the time of the burglary, it was not occupied solely because a natural or other disaster caused the occupants to leave the premises.

• Imprisonment
• Fines
• Conviction of a Serious Felony, i.e. a “Strike”


If you, or someone you know, has been charged with burglary, it is vital that you obtain an experienced criminal lawyer.  Raven Law will provide expert criminal defense advice to assist you in your case. Call today: (916)-300-1600.