April 4, 2012 By Wallin & Klarich

A Los Angeles teen is going to need a top notch Orange County criminal defense attorney after being caught trying to break into a home in Newport Beach and for being in possession of items stolen during an earlier home invasion.

Marvion Templeton, 18, was arrested on suspicion of residential burglary after neighbors reported a suspicious man knocking on doors and trying to open the doors when nobody answered. When cops arrived on scene, Templeton attempted to flee, but was quickly apprehended.

When police searched his vehicle, they found several items that had been reported stolen during an earlier home invasion.

In that incident, residents returned home to find their place ransacked and several items had been stolen.

As any burglary defense attorney knows, residential burglary is also called 1st degree burglary. It is always a felony, regardless of how much property was stolen or destroyed, and it is also a strike under California’s three strike law. If convicted, Templeton faces up to six years in prison, and would have to serve a minimum of 85% of that time before he’d be eligible for parole.

If he has any prior strikes on his record, he would receive a sentence enhancement. If this was his third strike, he’d face anywhere from 25 years to life in prison.

At this time, police are still conducting an investigation to determine whether Templeton was acting alone or if he had any accomplices.

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