What is Burglary?
“People faced by huge hardships are sometimes forced to steal when hungry to save their lives” (www.psychologytoday.com). Whether you’ve fallen on hard times or found yourself making a huge mistake, when charged with burglary it is important to know the exact definition of the crime.
In the States of Minnesota and Wisconsin burglary is defined as “Whoever enters a building without consent and with intent to commit a crime, or enters a building without consent and commits a crime while in the building, either directly or as an accomplice, commits burglary” as stated by the Office of the Revisor of Statutes. The severity of a burglary charge can also vary based on the nature of the situation in question.
Burglary in the first degree is the most severe, with a maximum penalty of $35,000 in fines or 20 years in prison, or both. Burglary in the first degree applies in the following instances: an uninvolved bystander is in the building during the burglary, a weapon is used during the burglary, and lastly when an uninvolved individual is assaulted during the burglary. In these instances the consequences can be life changing. With that in mind it is in your best interest to hire an aggressive defense attorney. Repka Law is an aggressive defense firm that is known to fight for their clients, without passing judgement. Having the proper defense in the instance of burglary could have a major impact on the quality of your life moving forward. So remember If you’ve made bad choices in the past, make the smart choice for your future and contact Repka Law defense attorney.