How to Plead a Non-Citizen Defendant to a California Burglary Charge

An "aggravated felony” conviction carries the most serious immigration consequences. If a sentence of a year or more is imposed, a burglary-type offense such as Calif. P.C. §§ 459/460 typically has the potential to be an aggravated felony under any of three categories: burglary, crime of violence, or attempted theft.