Options for People Accused of Burglary and Robbery
By definition, robbery is taking money or property from someone using force or violence. Armed robbery involves the use of a gun or other object that could potentially cause bodily harm. Burglary is breaking into and entering a residence with the intent to commit theft or another felony. These are serious charges with serious consequences. You need a qualified local lawyer to fight these charges.
My name is attorney J. David Markham. I am a certified criminal law specialist Working out of my office in Lakeport. I serve people in those communities, as well as Clearlake and the surrounding parts of Lake and Mendocino counties. I am a trial attorney. I will tenaciously fight to defend you against burglary or robbery charges.
These Are Serious Charges With Serious Penalties
A conviction for burglary or robbery can result in a strike against you. Three strikes equals life in prison. What does this mean to you? It means that fighting these charges is not just a matter of fighting fines; it is a matter of fighting for your life. You need an attorney on your side who will take care to look at all options, who can get creative in order to find a way to get you through this without putting your future in jeopardy. That's what I do.
Is There Evidence Against You?
I will work with an investigator to gather all of the facts needed to build a strong defense strategy for you. The fact of the matter is that, particularly in burglary cases, the evidence against you might not be very strong. It is possible that there are no witnesses, fingerprints or physical evidence. Or, the evidence they do have against you may be completely circumstantial.
When I find that a case is built on circumstantial evidence, I push back. I will ask for the charge to be reduced, if not completely eliminated. I might ask for burglary or robbery to be reduced to grand theft or receiving stolen property, charges that are relatively minor and will not result in a strike against you. I want to see that your future is not spent in prison.
Contact Me for a Free Consultation
Tell me about your case. Find out about the steps I can take to defend you against the burglary or robbery charges you are faced with.