Police are trying to find out if a Los Angeles man accused of a recent Murrieta attempted burglary may have committed similar crimes. According to a recent report in The Press Enterprise, the man is accused of kicking in the door of a home on the afternoon of February 18. The homeowner took a photo of the individual who kicked in his door, as well as the vehicle that the suspect was driving.
The suspect was arrested two days later, the report noted, and police stated that he had burglary tools, cocaine, and stolen property in his possession. He is suspected of other area burglaries. Currently, he is being held at the Southwest Justice Center on $1 million bail, according to the report.
According to California Penal Code 459, first-degree burglary is defined as entering someone's residence with the intent to commit theft or any felony. Second-degree involves entering a place of business with the same intent. Being charged with burglary is a serious offense. Individuals convicted of first-degree burglary, generally don't qualify for probation and as a result, the punishment could be anywhere from two, four, or six years in prison. In addition to the potential of prison time, those accused of burglary face other negative consequences, including being very limited for the rest of their lives in the type of jobs they can obtain.
If you've been accused of burglary, it's important that you have an experienced law firm on your side. We have dedicated to the practice criminal law (and nothing else) since 1999 and we are able to provide the best legal counsel available to you. Our office is located near the Southwest Justice Center in Murrieta, California. We represent individuals charged with burglary and other criminal offenses, including DUI and Juvenile Matters in the Temecula, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, Menifee, Wildomar, Winchester, Hemet, Corona and Riverside areas. Contact us today so that we can begin preparing a plan for your legal defense.