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Orange County (OC) Burglary Defense Attorney

Many people often associate burglary with theft, which equals robbery, but that is not true.  Each charge can carry different penalties, so these differences are important to know.  A burglary often involves stealing property, but it also refers to the entering of someone's structure (e.g., home, store) unauthorized, and with the intent to commit a crime.                                                            

A burglary charge would be a result of entering someone else's property without permission. Examples of a property that would fall under the category of a  person's structure varies across the states, but may include:  

  • Residences
  • Cars or trucks
  • Sheds
  • Storage facilities
  • Businesses 

The prosecutor must show that you entered someone else’s property intending to commit a crime. That crime might be:

  • Theft
  • Robbery
  • Arson
  • Vandalism
  • Assault
  • Rape
  • homicide

Defense against a burglary charge

All elements of a burglary charge will have to be proved by the prosecutor.  They must prove that you entered a structure without permission, that the type of structure is covered by the law, and that you intended to commit another crime.

Burglary charges are often a felony offense, but can also be misdemeanor crimes.  Either case would require an experienced criminal defense attorney.  If you need legal assistance concerning a burglary case, you should  contact our Orange County, CA burglary defense attorney, Mr. McDonald for help. Your consultation is free!


The Law Offices of Mark Raymond McDonald serves clients in Santa Ana, Irvine and throughout Orange County, California.



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