In Los Angeles, California burglary cases are based on Penal Code Section 459. This law states that burglary cases can be tried either as a felony or a misdemeanor. Misdemeanor carry a lesser punishment compared to a felony charge. Having a knowledgeable and experienced lawyer can be very advantageous for anyone who is charged with burglary. Michael Kraut is one of the most knowledgeable and experienced Los Angeles burglary attorney.
Aggravating factors are the circumstances of the case that can escalate your burglary case from a misdemeanor to a felony case. Aggravating factors in California includes:
Any possible form of consent expressed in any way is a great defense to a burglary case. Being intoxicated at the time of the crime may also be a good defense but it has some limitations. Intoxication can interfere with a person’s way of reasoning and thinking, thus an intoxicated person cannot make a logical reason for intent. However, deliberate intoxication of one’s self cannot be used as a defense. You have to be unwillingly or unknowingly drugged to be able to use intoxication as a defense.
A burglary charge can present different circumstances and these different circumstances may also be used to make a strong defense. So if faced with a burglary charge, the best way is to hire an experienced and expert Los Angeles burglary attorney in Attorney Michael Kraut. Feel free to contact his office and schedule a meeting for consultation to discuss the circumstances of your case.