Penal Code Section 459a
Any person who enters the home of another with the intent to steal or commit a felony is guilty of burglary in the first degree. This carries a punishment of up to 6 years in prison although first time offenders, if they plea guilty or are found guilty usually do less than 1 year in county jail. Although residential burglary does not appear violent in nature it is considered a “strike” offense. It is very important to be represented by an attorney experienced in these matters.
Contact Orange County defense attorney Katie Walsh if you need help with Residential Burglary or any other criminal matter.