A residential burglary charge is filed if the prosecutor believes that they can prove a person entered an inhabited dwelling house or building with the intent to commit a theft or any other felony (Penal Code Section 459-460(a)). This charge is a felony, and the maximum custody commitment is up to six years in state prison depending on the person’s criminal history.
There are subtle nuances in this area of law. Not only is residential burglary a strike offense, but it also has special enhancements if the dwelling was occupied. This is a very serious charge and you MUST have an experienced lawyer to fight for you.
Contact Errol L. Cook, to discuss your particular case. Errol L. Cook has years of experience handling these types of cases, and will be able to advise you of your rights, options, and how to properly proceed with your case.