California Penal Code Section 460
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California Penal Code 460 distinguishes the two categories of burglary in California. In a general sense, Burglary is defined as going into the property of someone else, to either steal or commit a crime.
First Degree Burglary - is entering a residential property of someone else with the intent to commit theft or a felony. First degree burglary is a felony and those found guilty can face:
- 2, 4 or 6 Years in the California State Prison
- Up to $10,000 in fines
Second Degree Burglary - is burglary that was carried out at a place other than a residence. Penalties include misdemeanor or felony, and those found guilty can face:
- Misdemeanor - Up to I Year in the Orange County Jail and a maximum $6,000 fine
- Felony - 16 months, 2-3 Years in the California State Prison and a maximum $10,000 fine
Other Potential Penalties:
Sentencing enhancement is applied if a weapon or firearm were used during the course of the burglary.
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