Burglary may be defined as the unlawful entry into a home, business, or other structure (such as a church, boathouse, water vessel, trailer, airport hangar, or storage facility) with the intent to commit any crime within that structure. It is not necessary to prove that someone broke and entered to classify a crime as burglary. Trespassing can be sufficient. Often, no victim is in the structure at the time of the burglary.

In California, a burglary is punishable by imprisonment in the county jail or state prison. A vigorous defense is best accomplished by an experienced criminal defense attorney. Three of the five criminal defense lawyers at our firm were in law enforcement prior to becoming lawyers. We know the criminal justice system from both sides and use that knowledge to the benefit of our clients.

At the law offices of Lucy S. McAllister Inc., our goal is vigorously to defend Californians who have been charged or accused of criminal offenses, including theft and embezzlement charges and burglary charges.

For an initial confidential consultation, and for more information please e-mail us or call us at (877) 280-9944 – 24 hours a day.

Criminal Defense Attorney Lucy S. McAllister defends clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area who have been accused, charged, or arrested for criminal offenses in Santa Clara County, San Benito County, San Mateo County, Monterey County, Alameda County, and San Francisco County. Clients come to us from throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, including communities such as Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Santa Clara, Campbell, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Palo Alto, San Mateo, Salinas, Monterey, San Benito, Hollister, San Juan Bautista, Santa Cruz, Watsonville, Gilroy, San Martin, and Morgan Hill, Redwood City, San Francisco, Oakland, Fremont, Newark, and Hayward.