Burglary

There are three degrees of Burglary. The degree is determined by elements such as whether the property is a building or a dwelling, whether the defendant is armed, and whether someone is injured.

Knowingly entering or remaining unlawfully in a building with the intent to commit a crime there.

  • Knowingly entering or remaining unlawfully in a building with the intent to commit a crime there, and:
  • Being armed with explosives or a deadly weapon,
  • Injuring someone who is not a participant in the crime,
  • Using or threatening to use a dangerous instrument,
  • Displaying what appears to be a pistol, revolver, rifle, shotgun, machine gun or other firearm, or
  • The building is a dwelling.
  • Knowingly entering or remaining unlawfully in a dwelling with the intent to commit a crime there, and:
  • Being armed with explosives or a deadly weapon,
  • Injuring someone who is not a participant in the crime,
  • Threatening to use a dangerous instrument, or
  • Displaying a loaded and functional pistol, revolver, rifle, shotgun, machine gun or other firearm.
 
 

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