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Legal Definition of Burglary Understanding the Charges
What Is Burglary?
Possession of Burglary Tools
In addition to the unlawful entry into a structure, it is also possible to be charged with the possession of burglary tools. This criminal charge refers to the possession of any devices or instruments that assist in the unlawful entry into a structure. It is classified as a Class 5 felony.
Revealing Statistics on Burglary Charges in the United States
Degrees of Burglary in the State of Colorado
First Degree Burglary
A person is charged with first degree burglary if they assaulted, menaced, or threatened physical violence against someone after they unlawfully entered a structure. The use or threatened use of deadly weapons applies in these cases.
Second Degree Burglary
A person is charged with second degree burglary if they unlawfully entered a structure with the intent of committing a crime. Note that the intended crime need not be committed in order to be charged with second degree burglary.
Third Degree Burglary
A person is charged with third degree burglary if they unlawfully breached equipment or locked containers such as vending machines, cash registers, vaults, and ATMs. A structure or dwelling does not need to be breached in these cases.
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Legal Penalties for Burglary in the State of Colorado State
First Degree Burglary PenaltiesA Class 3 felony, people charged with first degree burglary face up to 12 years in prison and fines up to $750,000. The charge becomes a Class 2 felony if controlled substances are involved.
Second Degree Burglary PenaltiesA Class 4 felony, people charged with second degree burglary face up to 6 years in prison and fines up to $500,000. It becomes a Class 3 felony if it involves controlled substances or someone's dwelling.
Third Degree Burglary PenaltiesA Class 5 felony, people charged with third degree burglary face up to 3 years in prison and fines up to $100,000. The charge becomes a Class 4 felony if controlled substances are involved.
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