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Burglary into an un-inhabited dwelling house is a second-degree burglary in California, and is punishable by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding one year or in the state prison. Penal code Chapter 2 Section 461.
After a conviction on a criminal offense a judge in California may decide based on the evidence if a person is of diminished capacity or of a mental disorder. The judge then may at the time of sentencing issue another disposition or commitment.
While he is being held for trial you might want to have him evaluated and attempt an involuntary commitment for mental illness. Grandmakrrie
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