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If you have been charged with Burglary in Chester County or Delaware County, contact Sheridan Lawyers today by calling 484-653-0774.
If you have been charged with Burglary, you should be familiar with the statute. Each subsection of this statute is a different way the prosecution can prove that someone committed a Burglary.
(a) Offense defined: A person commits the offense of burglary if, with the intent to commit a crime therein, the person:
(b) Defense: It is a defense to prosecution for burglary if any of the following exists at the time of the commission of the offense:
(c) Grading: Except as provided in paragraph (2), burglary is a felony of the first degree. As follows:
(i) Except under subparagraph
(ii), an offense under subsection (a)(4) is a felony of the second degree.
(ii) If the actor's intent upon entering the building, structure or portion under subparagraph
(i) is to commit theft of a controlled substance or designer drug as those terms are defined in section 2 of the act of April 14, 1972 (P.L.233, No.64), known as The Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act, burglary is a felony of the first degree.