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Burglary of the First Degree

Burglary is a felony of the first degree, punishable by imprisonment for a term of years not exceeding life imprisonment and a fine of $15,000.00, if, in the course of committing the offense, the offender makes an assault or battery upon any person; or is, or becomes armed within the dwelling, structure, or conveyance, with explosives or a dangerous weapon; or

Enters an occupied or unoccupied dwelling or structure, and uses a motor vehicle as an instrumentality, other than merely as a getaway vehicle, to assist in committing the offense, and thereby damages the dwelling or structure; or causes damage to the dwelling or structure, or to property within the dwelling or structure in excess of $1,000.


John P. Rutkowski, Attorney at Law, firm represents clients in the areas of Criminal Defense, DUI, BUI, Criminal & Civil Traffic Offenses. Contact Mr. Rutkowski today for a free telephone consultation.


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