Burglary

What Are Criminal Tools and How Do They Factor into a Burglary Charge?

Interviewer: Is there any charge for burglary tools? I mentioned a crowbar or other items that could be considered to help someone accomplish burglary. Dale: That’s interesting when you start talking about “criminal tools,” because no matter when activity you’re engaged in, it seems like everything in your possession at the time becomes a “criminal tool.” A...

What Other Factors Might Increase the Severity of a Burglary Charge?

Interviewer: Are there any other aggravating factors that make a burglary charge more severe? A Gun Specification Carries a Mandatory Year in Jail Dale: Oh yes, you could have a gun spec. A gun specification is a year mandatory jail time. I’ve seen this happen. I represented someone who was with someone else and one of the...

What Type of Crime Is Burglary?

Interviewer: Can you define for me what burglary is, where it occurs and how it occurs? You Will Be Charged with Burglary if You Enter an Occupied Structure with the Intent to Commit a Crime Dale: Burglary is defined as entering into a structure that is occupied, or should be occupied, with the intent to commit a...