Burglary is split into two distinct forms. Common to both are the requirements of:
- A building or part of a building;
- As a trespasser.
The first form of burglary additionally requires that, while entering, there is an intent to commit any of:
While the second form requires, after entering, attempting to commit or actually committing:
Generally, the Court will regard Burglary of a person’s home (a “dwelling burglary”) as more serious, with a third conviction of this type leading to a mandatory minimum 3-year prison sentence.
If you are accused of Burglary, you should seek legal advice immediately.
It is vital that you receive the best advice possible and provide as much detail of the facts of your case as you can to ensure the right result for you.
MK Law is on hand to help you through all stages of the process.