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New York Defense Attorney Explains: Burglary Charges
Possession of Burglary Tools is a charge where the suspect is accused of having the necessary items to facilitate a burglary. It refers to tools that can facilitate the entry of a building, vehicle, or dwelling and take property. Possession of burglary tools is a Class A Misdemeanor, which is a criminal offense. A conviction for this offense will result in a criminal record and could mean up to a year in jail.
Burglary in the Third Degree is a Class D Violent Felony. It's punishable by up to 7 years in prison. An act is considered burglary in the third degree when someone unlawfully remains on another's property or premises with the intent of committing another crime.
Burglary in the Second Degree is a Class C Violent Felony that's punishable by up to 15 years in a state penitentiary. A burglary gets raised into the 2nd degree when a person unlawfully enters and remains in a building with the intent of doing a crime while armed with a weapon. It can also get elevated by the person physically injuring someone.
Burglary in the First Degree is a Class B Felony that can result in a sentence of up to 25 years in a state facility. The burglary charge gets upgraded to the first degree if a person enters a dwelling unlawfully and, as a crime is being committed, someone is injured - or if that person possesses a weapon or explosive.
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