Are You Being Charged with Burglary, Theft or Robbery?
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Burglary and robbery charges in San Francisco should always be taken seriously. Having one of the best San Francisco burglary lawyers on your side can help you get your charges dismissed or reduced significantly. We have successfully handled thousands of burglary, theft, and robbery cases. We draw on our wide experience and background in criminal law.
THREE TYPES OF BURGLARY, THEFT OR ROBBERY IN SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
First Degree: First-degree occurs when a perpetrator injures either the victim or another person during the crime. Robbery in which the offender possesses a deadly weapon, or threatens the victim with a weapon is also considered first-degree.
Second Degree: Second-degree occurs when a perpetrator commits the act with an accomplice present, or if the perpetrator causes injury to a person other than the victim. In some jurisdictions, theft of a car is automatically considered second-degree.
Third Degree: Third-degree occurs when a perpetrator uses physical force or a weapon to steal someone else’s money or property.
There are also other factors that can increase your sentence that include, but are not limited to:
- Great bodily injury: If you cause another person to suffer great bodily injury during the commission of a robbery, you can be sentenced to an additional and consecutive term of 3 to 6 years in state prison.
- Use of a firearm: If you use a firearm during the commission of a robbery, you can be sentenced to an additional and consecutive term of 10 years in state prison.
- Discharge of a firearm: If you personally and intentionally discharge a firearm during the commission of a robbery, you can be sentenced to an additional and consecutive term of 20 years in state prison.
- Discharge of a firearm resulting in great bodily injury or death: If you personally and intentionally discharge a firearm during the commission of a robbery, causing great bodily injury or death to another, you can be sentenced to an additional and consecutive term of 25 years to life in state prison.
No matter the type of theft crime, the punishment is severe. Fines, jail or prison are standard punishment.
If you or someone you love has been charged with burglary, robbery or theft contact a lawyer San Francisco, CA relies on. The Morales Law Firm can review the specific charges against you and can determine what legal defenses may be available to you. Call today at (415) 552-1215 or fill out this simple online Contact Form for a free, no obligation consultation with a burglary lawyer in San Francisco, CA.