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Burglary defense

You shall be guilty of statutory burglary If any of the following can be applied. Person in the nighttime enters without breaking, or in the daytime breaks and enters. Entering and conceals himself in a dwelling house or an adjoining, occupied outhouse. Enters in the nighttime with or without breaking and conceals himself in any building affixed to realty.


  • In short, a person enters with an intent to commit murder, rape, robbery, or arson, he shall be guilty of a Class 3 felony.
  • However, If such a person was armed with a deadly weapon at the time of such entry, he shall be guilty of a Class 2 felony.
  •  Lastly, the person entering will be guilty of burglary with the intent to commit a larceny or any felony. (Excluding murder, rape, robbery, or arson, or with the intent to commit assault and battery). Furthermore, this offense will be punishable by not less than one nor more than 20 years in the Virginia state penitentiary, or by up to 12 months in a local jail and a fine of up to $2,500, either or both.

We recommend personal representation by a Defense Attorney for criminal cases. Legal representation is the correct way to get the best results for your case.

VIRGINIA CODE: http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title18.2/chapter5/section18.2-90/
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