Burglary - Tulsa Trial Attorneys
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Burglary in First Degree
Every person who breaks into and enters the home of another, in which there is at the time some human being present, with intent to commit some crime therein, either:
By forcibly bursting or breaking the wall, or an outer door, window, or shutter of a window of such house or the lock or bolts of such door, or the fastening of such window or shutter; or
By breaking in any other manner, being armed with a dangerous weapon or being assisted or aided by one or more confederates then actually present; or
By unlocking an outer door by means of false keys or by picking the lock thereof, or by lifting a latch or opening a window, is guilty of burglary in the first degree. 21 O.S. 1431
Burglary in Second Degree
Every person who breaks and enters the home of another, in which there is at the time no human present, or any commercial building or any part of any building, room, booth, tent, railroad car or other structure or erection in which any property is kept or breaks into or forcibly opens, any coin operated or vending machine or device with intent to steal any property is guilty of burglary in the second degree.
Every person who breaks and enters any automobile, truck, trailer or vessel of another, in which any property is kept, with intent to steal any property therein or to commit any felony, is guilty of burglary in the third degree. 21 O.S. 1435
Penalty for Burglary
Burglary is a felony punishable by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections as follows:
Burglary in the first degree: minimum seven (7) years, maximum twenty (20) years. This is considered a violent crime and if convicted of this violent crime the defendant will serve 85% of their incarceration time before accruing any credits or being eligible for parole.
Burglary in the second degree: maximum seven (7) years
Burglary in the third degree: maximum five (5) years. 21 O.S. 1436
Possession of Implements of Burglary
Every person who, under circumstances not amounting to a felony has in his possession any dangerous offensive weapon or instrument whatever, or any pick-lock, crow, key, bit, jack, jimmy, nippers, pick, betty or other implement of burglary, with intent to break and enter any building or part of any building, booth, tent, railroad car, vessel or other structure or erection and to commit any felony therein, is guilty of a misdemeanor. 21 O.S. 1437
A misdemeanor offense in Oklahoma carries a maximum sentence of up to one year in jail or $500 in fines.
Penalty for Burglary by Use of Explosives
Any person who enters any building, railway car, vehicle, or structure and attempts to open any vault, safe, or receptacle used or kept for the secure keeping of money, securities, books of accounts, or other valuable property, papers or documents, without the consent of the owner, by the use of or aid of dynamite, nitroglycerine, gunpowder, or other explosives, or who enters any such building, railway car, vehicle, or structure in which is kept any vault, safe or other receptacle for the safe keeping of money or other valuable property, papers, books or documents, with intent and without the consent of the owner, to open or crack such vault, safe or receptacle by the aid or use of any explosive, upon conviction shall be deemed guilty of felony and upon conviction shall be punished by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for a minimum term of twenty (20) years and a maximum of fifty (50) years. 21 O.S. 1441
Burglary Litigation Expertise
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