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Chico Burglary Defense Attorney

California Penal Code Section 459 PC

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

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.

Find out how we can help you in a free case evaluation. Contact our office in Oroville at (530) 212-7766 today.

Determined & Competent Legal Support at Robert L. Marshall, Attorney at Law

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.

Give us a call at (530) 212-7766 today.

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.


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

  • “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.”

  • “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”

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

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

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

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

    Mary M.
  • “His professionalism and knowledge are top notch.”


The Defense Attorney You Hire

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  • 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.