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Commercial Burglary

by Randy Collins on Apr. 26, 2012

Criminal Criminal  Felony Criminal  Misdemeanor 

Summary: Commercial Burglary is when an individual goes into a business property, with the purpose to steal.


Commercial Burglary under California Penal Code Section 459, is a criminal offence and it is normally filed as either misdemeanor or a felony. Commercial Burglary is when an individual goes into a business property, with the purpose to steal.

Elements of the Crime

In order to take a Commercial Burglary CPC 459 case to trial, certain elements of the crime will have to be proven. This includes:

·         That the defendant deliberately went into a commercial property

·         That the defendant did so to steal

Punishments for CPC 459

These penalties are to be determined by a judge and he/she will make a decision based on the circumstances surrounding the case.

When found guilty of Commercial Burglary, it is usually filed as either a felony, which includes:

Misdemeanor charges for Commercial Burglary include up to one year in jail, and up to six thousand dollars in fines.

Felony charges for Commercial Burglary include sixteen months, two or three years in prison, and up to ten thousand dollars in fine.

Legal Defenses for California Penal Code 459

A good lawyer can present many legal and valid defenses for Commercial Burglary charges under California Penal Code 459 to prove someone’s innocence. MacGregor and Collins is based in Orange County, California, and has successfully defended  those who were falsely accused of Commercial Burglary. Call (949) 250-6097 to speak to a lawyer, should you be on trial for Commercial Burglary.

Learn more about other California Section Penal Codes here.





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