Missouri Burglary

Burglary occurs when a person unlawfully enters a building or inhabitable structure with the purpose of committing a crime therein. This is burglary in the second degree and is classified as a Class C Felony with a penalty of up to 7 years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000.


Burglary in the second degree is an unlawful entering into a building or inhabitable structure with the purpose of committing a crime within while either (1) being armed with a deadly weapon, or (2) causing or threatening immediate physical injury to any person, or (3) there is a person present in the structure at the time of the crime (ex: a person sleeping in a bedroom).


Burglary in the first degree is classified as a Class B Felony with a penalty of 5-15 years in prison.

Hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney can help you evaluate your case and decide what options are available. In some cases, you may be able to get the charges thrown out all together or have your charges reduced.


Contact Howard Haake at (314) 325-9868 or (636) 332-5555 for a free consultation regarding your burglary charge and learn what rights and remedies are best for your situation.





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