Honolulu Burglary Attorney

My Goal is To Provide the Best Defense Possible

Burglary is the crime of breaking and entering a structure to commit an illegal act, usually theft. While the structure is usually a house or building, it can also be mobile property like a house or boat. To convict a person of burglary, the prosecution must show that the suspect knowingly entered a building without the owner's consent and intended to commit a criminal act.

If you have been charged with burglary or any other type of larceny, then get in touch with my firm, the Law Office of Steve Cedillos. My goal is to provide my clients with the best possible legal defense so that they can obtain favorable results. I have been practicing law as a Honolulu criminal defense lawyer for over three decades, so you can be confident in my ability to handle your case as well.

For more information, contact my firm online or by calling (808) 201-0496.

Penalties for Theft Crime in Hawaii

There are two types of burglary with which a person may be charged in Honolulu. The lesser charge, burglary in the second degree is a class C felony, punishable by up to 5 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines. The burglary charge may be elevated to first degree if the suspect did any of the following:

  • Used a dangerous weapon
  • Caused injury
  • Disregarded the safety of a home

Burglary in the first degree incurs penalties of a Class B felony, punishable by up to 10 years in jail and fines of up to $25,000. Those who are charged with burglary are also often charged with criminal trespassing, which is unlawful entry of someone else's property. Trespassing is usually a misdemeanor offense.

Need a Lawyer for a Burglary Case in Honolulu?

If you have been suspected of committing burglary, then don't hesitate to obtain legal services from my firm. As a Honolulu burglary attorney, I can defend your charges aggressively and effectively. Find out how I can help by filling out a free case evaluation, which allows you to get a review of your situation at no charge.

Call the firm now at (808) 201-0496 to schedule an appointment.

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Why Choose Us?

Steve Cedillos, a respected Honolulu attorney with over 30 years of experience, specializes in criminal defense and family law. Committed to his clients' success, Mr. Cedillos provides tireless advocacy and comprehensive representation, from DUI cases to complex divorces. With a client-centered approach and expertise in military defense, he ensures his clients receive top-notch legal support. As a member of the Hawaii State Bar and the Screen Actor's Guild, Steve Cedillos offers a unique perspective and a dedication to achieving the best outcomes for his clients.

  • Tireless Representation
    Mr. Cedillos works tirelessly on behalf of his clients, understanding the importance of achieving the best possible outcome in their legal matters.
  • Compassionate Advocacy
    Whether negotiating an uncontested divorce or representing clients in court, Steve Cedillos advocates vigorously for his clients' interests to ensure they receive the outcome they deserve.
  • Specialized Military Defense
    Attorney Cedillos specializes in military criminal defense, assisting clients with various proceedings from non-judicial punishment hearings to general courts-martial.
  • Client-Centered Approach
    Mr. Cedillos takes a sincere interest in the success of his clients, prioritizing their needs and goals throughout the legal process.
  • Comprehensive Legal Expertise
    With over 30 years of experience, Steve Cedillos offers expertise in both criminal defense and family law, handling a wide range of cases from DUIs to complex divorce proceedings.