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In California, first degree burglary is a serious charge. It is a felony strike, which means that under the three strikes law, you could potentially have a felony strike on your record. A third strike or subsequent strike could result in additional serious punishment and, potentially, a sentence of 25 to life. It is very important to hire a great attorney to defend against charges of first degree burglary.

A first degree burglary occurs when someone enters a dwelling place or a home with the intent to commit a felony. Often, we see individuals going into homes to steal. And even if the property is of a minimal value, they can still be charged with first degree burglary.

In some cases, if the home is occupied, meaning that the residents are in that home, maybe asleep at night, or otherwise, in the property, there are additional enhancements that could be added on to the charge that exposes defendants to additional punishment.

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