According to the news, a woman was arrested after allegedly breaking into a Big Lots store. Police were called to the store after an alarm began going off. When police arrived at the store, they found a broken window near the store entrance. They later found the woman inside the store, rummaging through the cash register. When spotted by police, she allegedly ran to the back of the store and climbed into the ceiling. She was then reported to have fallen through the ceiling in the women's restroom after her climb and was arrested for Second Degree Burglary. If you've been charged with Second Degree Burglary in Denver, Archuleta County or anywhere else in Colorado, contact a Burglary lawyer at the O'Malley Law Office today.
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Definition of Second Degree Burglary in Arapahoe County, Colorado
Second Degree Burglary, C.R.S. 18-4-203, is charged in Arapahoe and Adams County whenever a person knowingly breaks an entrance into, enters unlawfully in, or remains unlawfully after a lawful or unlawful entry in a building or occupied structure with intent to commit therein a crime against another person or property. 2nd Degree Burglary is a class 4 felony in Colorado, but it is a class 3 felony if it's a burglary of a dwelling, or if it's a burglary where the objective is the theft of a controlled substance. The controlled substance would have to be lawfully kept within any building or occupied structure.Contact a criminal defense lawyer if you've been charged with Burglary.
Breaking into Big Lots Equals Second Degree Burglary
Because the woman broke into the Big Lots store, it would be considered breaking an entrance into and remaining unlawfully after an entry. She was also seen going through the store cash register, likely intending to steal money. This would also qualify as intent to commit a crime against another person or property.
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To be convicted of Burglary in the Second Degree in Douglas and Jefferson County, a DA just needs to prove the accused person broke into a building or occupied structure, intending to commit a crime other than trespass. Whether a crime was committed or not doesn't matter. As long as intent is present, prosecutors can charge you with Second Degree Burglary. Since it is easy to be charged and overcharged with Second Degree Burglary anywhere in Colorado, you need a Burglary lawyer fighting by your side. Don't put your future at risk – contact the top criminal defense lawyers at the O'Malley Law Office for a free initial consultation today.
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