There are a variety of different legal statutes and offenses that fall under the category of burglary charges. Related criminal offenses can be more serious if you are breaking into someone’s home instead of a office or retail building. If their are occupants in the home, or if you are in possession of a deadly weapon, these can also be aggregating factors that can lead to more serious charges with even tougher penalties if you are found guilty.
Burglary is nearly always a felony offense, which means you are at risk of more than a year in state prison if convicted. And second or subsequent multiple offense charges increase the penalties even further.
But all states have differences in how the burglary statutes are written and prosecuted, so it is important to speak to a local attorney who knows exactly how burlgary laws are applied in your state.
Burglary Charge Examples
Here are just a few examples of burglary charges and related laws:
- Armed Burglary
- Burglary (First, Second, Third Degree)
- Burglary With Assault
- Breaking and Entering
- Felony Burglary
- Home Invasion
- Residential Burglary
- Possession of Burglars Tools
- Vehicle Burglary
A local attorney in your state can explain which statutes many apply in your state