Burglary & Robbery Criminal Lawyer in Los Angeles
Robbery (California Penal Code Section 211) and burglary charges are very serious. If you are being charged with a robbery or burglary crime you should contact a criminal defense attorney at Cron, Israels & Stark as soon as possible. A criminal conviction of this nature carries with it very severe consequences, such as fines and restitution, long-term loss of freedom, permanent criminal record, and probation, to mention a few. Your freedom and future are at stake with the seriousness of these types of infractions.
A conviction of a burglary or robbery charge can make it difficult to obtain a job, hold certain professional licenses, obtain and build credit for your future and even to live a normal life. If you have been accused of one of these theft crimes, our criminal defense lawyers can provide you with uncompromising service to protect your rights and will vigorously fight for you.
What is the difference between robbery and burglary?
A robbery is a theft crime that is defined by using force, intimidation, and violence or the threat of violence to take possession of someone else’s property to deprive them of it. Due to the violent nature of such a crime, prosecutors are well known in their aggressive attempts to obtain a conviction in robbery and armed robbery cases. The consequences of a conviction often result in:
- Fines and restitution
- Long-term prison sentence
- Permanent criminal record
A burglary is a crime that is defined as breaking and entering a building without permission with the intention of committing a crime while inside. The “breaking” still occurs even if a door is open or a window is unlocked due to the unauthorized entry. Even though burglary is normally considered to accompany a theft, entrance without consent with the intent to commit any kind of crime is burglary. Different factors to determine the severity of punishment will be taken into consideration such as previous criminal record, the type of building entered, and crime committed during the unlawful entry, but the consequences of a conviction can result in:
- Fines and Restitution
- Prison sentence
- Permanent criminal record
Contact an Experienced Defense Attorney in Los Angeles
With our combined experience and know-how of over 100 years, we know the ins and outs of theft cases and understand their severity. We fight aggressively for your rights and fully investigate the allegations and evidence being used against you to ensure your rights were not violated at any time during the investigation. If they were, we use this to aid in our fight to lessen your charges or even dismiss them.
Our firm is ready to provide you with the personalized service you need during this difficult time. We understand the confusion and stress an arrest can cause and will be there to help you through the process. With our extensive experience in negotiations and at trial, our competent attorneys can strive to bring you the best possible outcome to your case. Contact our office today for a free initial consultation.