Breaking into someone's house and stealing is charged as Second Degree Burglary in Denver, Aurora, and Castle Rock. It's not uncommon for someone to make sure that a house is empty before they enter to steal things. And what better way to know the house is empty than to see the owner on TV in another state? A professional football player returned home after playing the Super Bowl, only to find that his house had been broken into and his valuables taken. One man has been arrested for the crime and two others are being sought. Some of the property has been recovered, but the guns that were taken are still missing. If this had occurred in Denver County, the men would be facing a class 3 felony for Burglary of a dwelling.
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Arapahoe County Second Degree Burglary Lawyer: Definition of Football Burglary in Douglas County
The Arapahoe and Douglas County, Colorado law definition of Second Degree Burglary – C.R.S. 18-4-203 – is:
“(1) A person commits second degree burglary, if the 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.”
Basically, there are two elements necessary to charge Burglary:
- Unlawfully entering or remaining on the property of another (Trespassing);
- Intent to commit another crime (usually Theft).
Adams County Sentence for Second Degree Burglary: How Much Time Am I Facing for My Jefferson County Burglary Case?
In Adams and Jefferson County, Second Degree Burglary is a class 4 felony, which is punishable by 2 to 6 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections. However, this charge is aggravated if it is a Burglary of a dwelling, which it is in the case above. Then, it is charges as a class 3 felony, which is punishable by 4 to 12 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections. That's twice the amount of time!
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