Monthly Archives: February 2010


Receiving stolen property [Penal Code Section 496(a)] – Orange County defense

Receiving Stolen Property in Orange County What are the elements? Penal Code section 496, commonly known as receiving or possessing stolen property, falls under the broad category of theft charges, but there are a couple of twists.  First, in a theft case, the prosecution must prove that you took something with a specific intent to […]

Residential Burglary (Penal Code section 459) – Orange County

There are two degrees of burglary in California – first degree for residential burglary and second degree for all others. Residential burglary, sometimes commonly referred to as “breaking and entering,” is the unauthorized entry into a residence (which can include things like motel rooms, apartments and condominiums as well as single family houses) with the […]