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Ventura County Burglary Defense Lawyer

Get a former police officer and Assistant Deputy District Attorney on your side.

At Wilfert Law, PC, you will find one of the most unusual and forceful groups of attorneys in the state:

  • Our founder is a former police officer and prosecutor, who knows the criminal justice system intimately, from both sides.
  • He formerly served as Deputy District Attorney for Ventura County, and during those years, prosecuted many misdemeanor and felony offenses, and cut his teeth on tough cases, both in court and in negotiating plea bargains.

If you are facing charges of burglary, you want a tough lawyer defending you, and who better than a lawyer that knows both sides of the justice system? Your case has certain evidence that led to your arrest. What flaws or errors could be exploited for your defense? The prosecutor will not tell you what points in the case against you are weak or open to challenge. That is the job of your Ventura County criminal attorney.

Burglary Penalties

The penalties for burglary will vary, based upon your prior record, whether it is alleged that you had a weapon, and if anyone was injured or believed they were in danger of imminent harm. In some cases, years in prison could be imposed.

First degree burglary is the charge for burglarizing a house, apartment, or other place that people live, also termed "residential burglary." The prison time imposed could be as much as 6 years.

Commercial burglary involves taking items from a building that is not a residence, can be filed as a misdemeanor or felony, and could lead to up to 3 years in state prison.

Defending the Rights of the Accused in Cases of Burglary in Ventura County

We are focused on one thing only: fighting for you and your rights. You can be confident that we are on your side, 100%. It takes a tough defender to win in court. The jury listens, watches and takes notes.

The presentation about your case is one of the most critical factors in the final decision. Are you innocent? Believe it or not, this is not enough to be certain you will be found "not guilty." If you have been accused of the crime of burglary, your most important action is to call our firm so we can get to work on your defense. Our experience can make all the difference in the outcome of your case.