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Orange County Burglary Attorneys

Providing Effective Defense Throughout Riverside, San Bernardino & Los Angeles

In California, the penalties for burglary are severe, making it extremely important that every defendant has a skilled Orange County burglary lawyer assisting them with their matter. If you have been charged, you need to understand the laws concerning your rights, so you know the best ways to protect yourself. You also need an experienced legal professional to represent you in court. These charges are serious allegations that carry life-altering consequences. It’s necessary to understand your options and the ramifications you are facing to help give yourself the best chances of success.

If you’ve been charged with burglary, we want to help you. Our Orange County burglary defense attorneys have extensive experience assisting those accused of these offenses and have a long history of successful case outcomes. Whether you have been falsely accused or need the court to understand the mitigating circumstances that justify leniency, our team at the Law Offices of Randy Collins will provide a defense that is tailored to your needs.

If you’re in need of legal representation, call our Orange County burglary defense lawyers at (844) 285-9559 for a free consultation to help alleviate your fears and determine what options are available.

Common defenses may include:

  • The items you took belong to you
  • You were given permission by the owner to enter the premises and remove the items
  • You did not intend to commit theft
  • A simple case of mistaken identity
  • Police misconduct
  • Factual innocence

Other defenses, such as an illegal search and the failure to administer Miranda warnings, can also be asserted in appropriate cases. The best defense is the one that explains innocence, creates reasonable doubt, or causes the evidence to be thrown out. That defense depends upon a careful investigation of the facts and a thorough analysis of the law.

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Our top priority is to devise customized legal strategies that are tailored to the unique legal needs of our clients, no matter how simple or complicated their situations, might be.

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California Burglary Defined

California PC 459 defines burglary as entering a structure (i.e., residence, commercial property, vehicle, room, storage facility, or other structure) with the intent to commit a crime or felony (i.e., theft, robbery, assault, rape, homicide, vandalism, arson, etc.). Because burglaries can be charged as misdemeanors or felonies depending on the circumstances, you need an experienced Orange County burglary attorney to represent you to protect your legal rights.

Elements of Burglary in California


The entry into property that triggers a California burglary prosecution does not require “breaking and entering.” A burglar does not need to pick a lock, pry open a window, or kick down a door. The crime only requires some part of the accused’s body to penetrate the outer boundary of the building or room.

With the exception of vehicles, it does not matter whether the place that is entered is locked or unlocked. A vehicle can usually be burglarized only if it is locked, although entering an occupied camper to commit a theft or felony is a burglary even if the camper is unlocked.


While people think of burglars as entering a home and making off with jewels and electronics, burglary can be charged even if the accused does not steal anything after entering the building. Entering with the intent to steal is enough, whether or not the theft is completed.

In addition, while the intended crime is usually theft, entering a building with the intent to commit any felony is a burglary. For example, entering a room with the intent to rape or kill its occupant can be charged as a burglary, even if the intended crime is never committed.

Entering a building with the intent to commit a misdemeanor other than theft (such as vandalism) or with no intent to commit a crime might be a criminal trespass, but those facts do not justify a burglary charge.

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Contact Our OC Burglary Defense Lawyers Today

If you are charged in California, the most important thing to remember is to immediately contact an experienced burglary attorney in Orange County. At the Law Offices of Randy Collins, we offer a free confidential case evaluation for anyone facing charges. Our Orange County burglary attorneys can help get you back on the right track. We are dedicated to providing superior representation and can provide you with valuable service.

Call (844) 285-9559 or contact us online today to speak with one of our Orange County burglary lawyers about your options. We provide a free consultation for anyone facing burglary charges in Orange County and Riverside.

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