Tag: Three Strikes Law

What is Residential Burglary?

By Richard Wingerden of the Law Offices of Richard Wingerden posted in Burglary. On October  22, around 11:40 a.m., San Jose police responded to a house after they received calls that a person had been shot. When officers arrived, they discovered that the homeowner had been shot by one of three suspects whom the victim had found burglarizing his home. The suspects got away and the homeowner was treated at a hospital and released. If the suspects are arrested, they will face numerous charges. One of the charges would be residential burglary. Residential burglary is codified in Penal Code sections … Read More

Consequences for Carjacking

By Richard Wingerden of the Law Offices of Richard Wingerden posted in Serious Felony. A female suspect, 30, was taken into custody after trying to flee the crash scene on Lombard Street in San Francisco. She was arrested Wednesday after running into traffic on Highway 101 in Corte Madera, carjacking a Subaru and crashing the vehicle in San Francisco, police said. Based on her actions, she will be charged with carjacking. Carjacking is a violation of Penal Code section 215 which states, “Carjacking is the felonious taking of a motor vehicle in the possession of another, from his or her … Read More