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Chico Burglary Defense Lawyer

What Constitutes Burglary in California?

Penal Code 459 is the California law that defines burglary. Burglary essentially involves entering a residence or commercial building with the intention to commit a theft or a felony.

Burglary is categorized as either:

  • First-degree, which is burglarizing a residence
  • Second-degree, which is burglarizing any other type of building, such as a retail store or a business

Is Burglary a Felony or a Misdemeanor in California?

Residential (first-degree) burglary is charged as a felony punishable by up to six years in state prison and a fine of up to $10,000. Second-degree burglary may be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the circumstances. A misdemeanor is punishable by up to a year in county jail and a fine of up to $1,000. A felony is punishable by up to 16 months, two, or three years in county jail and a fine of up to $10,000.

Determined & Competent Legal Support in Butte County

Our firm, Robert L. Marshall, Attorney at Law, offers high-quality legal representation to those in need of criminal defense. Bob’s background includes not only years of private practice in this field but a stint as a senior trial lawyer for public defender’s offices handling felony cases involving everything from murder to sex crimes. That is the kind of experience that can make a difference in the outcome of your case.

It is possible to challenge a burglary charge, but you will need an attorney experienced in criminal defense. Our Chico burglary defense lawyer has a long history of successfully handling such cases and can utilize all of the insight, strategies, and skills accumulated throughout a career devoted to this field. When your freedom and future are at stake, we recommend that you take the first step by contacting our firm.

Have you been charged with burglary in California? Our Chico burglary defense attorney is ready to represent you. Call Robert L. Marshall Attorney At Law today at (530) 212-7766 or contact us online to start your defense!  

We Let The Results Speak for Themselves

  • Case Dismissed Assault With A Deadly Weapon
    Assault with a deadly weapon and great bodily injury.
  • Reduced to Reckless Driving DUI
    DUI with blood test of .15% reduced to wet reckless. No DMV suspension.
  • Dismissed DUI
    DUI with breath test result of .13. No DMV suspension.
  • Reduced to Reckless Driving DUI
    DUI with breath test of .14% reduced to wet reckless. No DMV suspension.
  • No Charges Filed Elderly Abuse
    Nursing home owner accused of abusing elderly resident. Prosecutor said our thorough investigation helped convince him not to file charges.
  • Not Guilty Road Rage/Assault With A Deadly Weapon
    Client accused of trying to run a motorcyclist off the freeway. The prosecution's main eyewitness was a Butte County Superior Court judge.


  • “You couldn’t find a smarter more tenacious lawyer to advocate for you.”

    Eric S.
  • “His professionalism and knowledge are top notch.”

  • “I owe my freedom to this man. He made calls to me on HIS time, and helped make sure I did everything I needed to do.”

  • “During the time I have retained Mr. Marshall's services he had proved himself both professional and competent.”

    Mary M.
  • “Without a doubt I say Robert Marshall is a dedicated and loyal attorney to the people who retain his expertise ”

    Issac H.
  • “Bob Marshall told me to stay calm and he would handle everything. I never even had to go to court on the case. ”

  • “Mr Marshall is attentive and will fight like a bulldog and I know for a fact that he is only concerned for his client and justice”

  • “We were very pleased with the outcome and attorney service.”


The Defense Attorney You Hire

Could Be Your Most Important Decision
  • We exclusively handle Criminal, DUI & Juvenile Defense.

  • Free consultation for select Northern California Counties.

  • When you hire Bob you can expect quick response times.

  • We have a proven track record - see what our clients have to say.