May 17, 2011 By Matthew Wallin

What Do I Do If I’m Accused of Burglary? – PC 459

Burglary is a serious crime, and you face up to six years in prison if convicted. If the prosecutor claims you used a firearm or caused injury during the burglary, you face much longer time. That’s why if you’re accused of burglary,  you’ll need to keep a few things in mind.

What to Keep in Mind if You are Accused of Burglary

The first thing to remember is to NOT speak to the police. The only thing you must do is give them your identification and tell them you wish to exercise your right to remain silent. Just like the famous Miranda warnings, you do have a right to remain silent, and anything you say will be used against you. Do not help the prosecution by giving them statements that will hurt your legal defense. Be courteous but firm: tell the police you do not want to speak to them, and do not offer any statements to them.

The second thing you need to do is speak to an attorney. The prosecutor and police are trained professionals, so you will need a trained professional on your side to ensure that your rights aren’t violated. If you don’t have an attorney, the prosecutor and police will exploit this by encouraging you to make voluntary statements against your interest. This could turn a good legal defense and a chance to be free into guaranteed jail or prison time. Talk to a seasoned Southern California burglary attorney as soon as possible so that you can plan your legal defense.

Call Wallin & Klarich Today

If you or someone you love has been accused of burglary, you will need an experienced Southern California burglary lawyer to vigorously defend you at every stage of trial. At Wallin & Klarich, we have helped people accused of burglary for over 40 years.

With offices located in Los Angeles, Sherman Oaks, Torrance, Orange County, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, West Covina and Victorville, there is an experienced Wallin & Klarich criminal defense attorney available to help you no matter where you work or live.

Call us today at (877) 4-NO-JAIL or (877) 466-5245 for a free phone consultation. We will be there when you call.

AUTHOR: Matthew Wallin

Matthew B. Wallin is an experienced and knowledgeable attorney at Wallin & Klarich. He approaches each case as an opportunity to help an individual at a time when they need it most and understands that he is the one they have turned to for help.   Mr. Wallin has represented hundreds of our clients in cases involving DUI and DMV hearings, domestic violence, assault and battery, drug crimes, misdemeanors and serious felonies. With extensive experience handling DUI cases, Mr. Wallin is one of the premiere DUI defense attorney in Southern California.

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