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    Top 100 Trial Attorneys in California 2012-2014, 2008 Trial Attorney of the Year by the Riverside County Public Defender's Office, and dozens of other awards and accolades.

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Burglary

The Difference Between Robbery & Burglary

Posted in Burglary,Criminal Defense,Robbery on December 19, 2019

In many cases, people will use the words “burglary” and “robbery” interchangeably when in fact, these two words indicate two separate types of crimes. Burglary involves a person entering a building to commit a crime inside while robbery is generally meant to indicate the taking of something of value directly from another person by the…

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Defenses for Robbery Charges

Posted in Burglary,Criminal Defense,Robbery on October 18, 2019

Beating robbery charges can seem daunting, but an experienced criminal defense attorney will understand every method to take in order to secure a successful conclusion for the client. Each case is different, and your attorney will look at the totality of the case when forming a defense strategy. Some of the following are ways that…

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PC 466: Possession of “Burglary Tools”

Posted in Burglary on July 6, 2018

The California Penal Code sets forth certain rules about criminal acts in California and their commensurate punishments. For example, the Penal Code contains laws about assault, battery, robbery, theft, and homicide, among other violent and non-violent crimes. One section, PC 466, addresses the use of burglary tools and details the punishment for the crime. Consider…

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