Burglary is defined as the unlawful entry into any house, room, apartment, shop, warehouse, store, tent, or floating home among other dwellings and storage facilities, with the intent to commit petty or grand theft or to commit another felony. There is no burglary if the entry was done without the intent to commit a crime. The issue of intent requires careful analysis by an experienced criminal defense attorney.
First Degree and Second Degree Burglary
There are two forms of burglary, burglary in the first degree and burglary in the second degree, including commercial burglary. Any burglary of an inhabited dwelling is considered burglary in the first degree, while any other burglary is of the second degree. This means that robbing a person’s home is first degree but robbing a warehouse or a department store is burglary of the second degree.
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In Los Angeles County, The Baum Law Corp. routinely handles burglary cases in:
Airport Court (LAX), Alhambra, Antelope Valley (Lancaster), Antelope Valley Juvenile, Bellfower, Beverly Hills, Burbank, Catalina, Central Arraignment (Bauchet), Compton, Downtown Los Angeles (CCB), Downey, East Los Angeles, Eastlake Juvenile, El Monte, Glendale, Hollywood, Inglewood, Inglewood Juvenile, Long Beach, Malibu, Metropolitan (Hill Street), Newhall, Norwalk, Pasadena, Pomona, Torrance, San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita (Valencia), Van Nuys, West Covina, and Whittier.