Does Opening a Garage Door with a Remote Control With the Intent to Commit Burglary Constitute a Burglary Under California Penal Code Section 459?

By: Wallin & Klarich

No! In the recent case of People v. Magness, the California Court of Appeal for the Third Appellate District overruled the trial court’s determination that the defendant’s use of a remote control device to open the victim’s garage door with the intent to commit a burglary constituted a burglary under California Penal Code Section 459. …

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BAIL MOTION RESULTS IN BAIL BEING LOWERED FROM 750,000 to 100,000 ON SERIOUS FELONY MATTER WINNING CLIENTS RELEASE FROM CUSTODY

By: Wallin & Klarich

On May 21, 2010 Wallin and Klarich filed a formal bail motion on behalf of our client who is facing 11 felony counts of burglary and receiving stolen property. The District Attorneys office had demanded $750,000 bail and the initial judge set the bail at $750,000. However, Wallin and Klarich refused to accept this decision. …

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Man Burglarizes Lake Forest Beauty Store – California Penal Code Section 459

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It was recently reported that a beauty supply store in Lake Forest was burglarized by a man in a ski mask. The man is alleged to have been carrying a handgun. The man ordered an employee to lead him to the safe and the employee gave him an undisclosed amount of money. The man escaped …

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A Person Can be Convicted of Burglary of the Apartment Which He Leases: California Penal Code Section 459

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Recently, a California appellate court has concluded that even if you have a signed lease to enter your apartment, that may not constitute a complete defense to burglary when there is sufficient evidence to conclude that the defendant did not have “an unconditional possessory interest” in the apartment rented with another person at the time …

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Are You Facing Second Degree Burglary Charges?

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A man was recently arrested on suspicion of committing several burglary offenses. He is suspected of being the “Back Room Bandit” who is believed to have burglarized at least 19 different businesses since September in San Diego County. San Diego News 10 reported on Jones’ arrest in San Ysidro. No one was hurt in any …

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Celebrity Burglaries Led by 19-Year-Old

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A recent article details the burglary spree that victimized homes of young Hollywood stars Audrina Patridge, Lindsay Lohan, Orlando Bloom, Rachel Bilson and the Hilton family. The ringleader behind these thefts, according to a confession by one of the robbers, was a 19 year old Las Vegas woman whose desire to own the designer clothes …

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Two Arrested in Church Parking Lot Thefts Now Praying for an Experienced Riverside Theft Attorney

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Two people were arrested outside a Temecula, CA church on Sunday, October 4, 2009, on suspicion of vehicle theft and other charges according to authorities. An officer was patrolling the area of Hope Lutheran Church in Temecula because there had been several recent reports of burglaries in church parking lots in the area during worship …

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San Bernardino Theft and Burglary Defense Attorneys

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San Bernardino, CA has an estimated population of 205,010 as of 2006, making it the 18th largest city in California (based on population). San Bernardino is part of the “Inland Empire” and measures 78.5 square miles in size. The city is roughly 60 miles east of Los Angeles, and is located at the foothills of …

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Huntington Beach Theft and Burglary Defense Attorneys

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Huntington Beach, California is a coastal city located in Orange County. With a total area of 31.6 square miles, Huntington Beach, or “Surf City” as it’s popularly referred to as, houses a population just shy of 190,000 (as of the 2000 United States census). Known for its beautiful beaches and preserved wetlands, Huntington Beach plays …

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