Breaking into someone else's property and committing various offenses can lead to serious charges and legal consequences. If you find yourself facing such accusations, you can rely on the experienced team at Law Office of Michael L. Fell to provide you with the necessary legal assistance. For a free legal consultation, reach out to our offices at (949) 585-9055. Alternatively, continue reading to gain further insights into what you can expect from our services.
Potential Charges: Burglary
One possible charge you may face is burglary. This offense encompasses entering another person's vehicle, room, or home with the intent to commit theft or any other felony. It is important to note that forced entry is not always required for burglary charges to be filed. Even entering an unlocked home with the intention of stealing can be considered burglary.
Potential Charges: Vandalism
The act of breaking and entering often leads to vandalism charges. If you had to break a window or force your way through a door to gain access to the property, you may be charged with vandalism. Additionally, if you caused damage to the property after entering, you could face additional charges related to vandalism.
Potential Charges: Trespassing
Even if you did not use force to enter someone else's property, unauthorized entry can still result in trespassing charges. If you intentionally entered a property that belongs to someone else without their permission, with the purpose of interfering with their property rights, you may be charged with trespassing.
Potential Charges: Theft
Taking any belongings from the property, whether or not you forced your way in, can lead to theft charges. If the value of the stolen goods exceeds $950, you may face grand theft charges, which is a felony offense carrying potential prison sentences.
Considering Your Options
If the prosecution has substantial evidence against you, such as fingerprints, video footage, or eyewitness testimonies, it may be challenging to fight the charges. In such cases, our legal team will focus on negotiating the best possible outcome for your situation. This may involve seeking a lesser sentence or convincing the prosecution to accept a guilty plea at a reduced charge.
However, in many instances, pleading guilty may not be the best course of action. Our dedicated team is prepared to take your case to trial when necessary. We will thoroughly assess the strengths and weaknesses of each option and always prioritize your best interests.
To learn more about how we can assist you, contact Law Office of Michael L. Fell at (949) 585-9055 to schedule a free legal consultation today.