The term burglary brings the sight of a man in all black attire trying to break into someone’s house as if it is in a movie or a television show. However the technical definition for a burglary covers a wide array of crimes that can be committed. In order for someone to be considered for committing a burglary, they must fall under a few key aspects.
A person is considered to have committed a burglary when they enter a building with the purpose of committing a felony. The felony is usually theft, but there are a number a reasons someone would want to break into a building. There are also guidelines that constitute each of the points that the prosecutor must prove to convict the suspect. The suspect must break into a building that is either private or a public building that does not allow public access. Most states have laws that identify which types of structures count as a building for burglary crimes. The suspect must then enter the building illegally, which means that he or she either broke in or does not have permission to be inside of the building at the time.
After that, the prosecutor must prove that the suspect used some form of force, whether it was used to break in or to commit a felony while inside of the building. The last thing the prosecutor must prove is that the suspect had a reason or intent to commit a felony while in the building illegally. If they prosecutor could prove all of these points, then the arrestee will be charged for burglary. The most common felony committed in a burglary is theft, however, there are a number of felonies that will make a break in turn into a burglary. The suspect will then get sentenced with some amount of jail or prison depending on the seriousness of the felony, a hefty fine that will be determined by the damage done to the building and the value of the things stolen if there was a theft.
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