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Under California law, a burglary is defined as entering a structure with the intent to commit a felony (or a petty theft) once inside the premises and can be charged as either first degree burglary or second degree burglary. Burglary of the first degree is charged to a person if the building was unoccupied at that time of entry. Second degree burglary is known as a "wobbler", meaning that it may be charged as misdemeanor or felony, depending on the circumstances of the case and the criminal history of the defendant.

As it can sometimes be charged as a felony, burglary may also count as a "strike" under California's Three Strike law, which adds penalties to those who have been convicted of three felonies. After being convicted of burglary, it is important that you have a Lancaster criminal defense lawyer on your side. Our attorneys at the Law Offices of David M. Wallin are ready to fight for you and committed to seeking out winning outcomes for our clients.


If you've been charged with a serious criminal offense, you understand the stress that goes along with it and may be wondering what you can do to fight it. Burglary convictions can result in fines, probation, court-ordered counseling, or imprisonment. As frightening as the charge can be, there are still ways to defend it, such as proving mistaken identity or that the person had a right to be in the structure. If the accused person's fingerprints or DNA were found at the scene, it may be possible to prove that it was due to their presence at the location in the past.

Only a qualified defense attorney understands the law well enough to help you with your defense. It is important that you contact one as soon as you have been charged so that they can walk you through the process and let you know what you can do to defend yourself.

Contact a Palmdale burglary defense lawyer from our firm if you have been charged with burglary and want to know what you rights are.

Why Hire The Law Offices of David M. Wallin

  • Former Prosecutor

    Our founding lawyer is a former Deputy District Attorney.

  • Certified Expert

    He is also one of the rare criminal law specialists in the state.

  • 50+ Years of Combined Experience

    Our team offers the trial-tested defense you deserve.

  • Available 24/7

    We are prepared to take immediate action for our clients.

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