DO YOU FACE BURGLARY CHARGES IN WASHINGTON?
Washington Burglary Attorney Michael Harbeson Can Help!
In the vast majority of cases, burglary refers to entering a building, vehicle, or boat with the intent to commit a theft or any other type of felony offense. "Entering" does not necessarily mean that you break into the home, but gaining access through fraudulent means or staying in a home after you have been asked to leave constitutes burglary.
It is important to know that it is also illegal to make or possess any implement designed or commonly used for burglary, with the intent to use the tool for that purpose. Examples of burglar's tools include crowbars, dynamite, torches, and other similar device. This is a gross misdemeanor.
What are The Different Burglary Charges ?
The degree of burglary charged has a lot to do with what occurs once the burglar is in the home and whether or not they bring in a weapon. These factors can be the difference between days in prison and life in prison.
Burglary in the first degree is a Class A felony. A person is guilty of burglary in the first degree if, with intent to commit a crime against a person or property, they enter or remain unlawfully in a building, while carrying an armed weapon or commit assault.
Residential burglary is a Class B felony. A person is guilty of residential burglary if, with intent to commit a crime against a person or property, the person enters or remain unlawfully in a dwelling other than a vehicle. For pleading purposes, residential burglary is considered to be a more serious offense than second degree burglary.
Burglary in the second degree is a Class B felony.A person is guilty of burglary in the second degree if, with intent to commit a crime against a person or property, they enter or remains unlawfully in a building, other than a vehicle or a dwelling.
Regardless of the degree charged the goals remains the same. We will help you avoid the conviction for the criminal charge but perhaps more importantly keeping you out of jail.
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