Burglary Charges in Alabama
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Burglary Charges in Huntsville and North Alabama
There are three different degrees of burglary in Alabama, each with its own associated penalties.
First-degree burglary is considered a Class A felony in the state of Alabama and is charged when one or more individuals knowingly and illegally enter the premises of others' property with the sole intention of committing a crime. First-degree burglary is also charged for individuals who, in addition to trespassing and indulging in unlawful activities:
- Are armed with deadly weapons and / or explosives
- Threaten to use or immediately draw dangerous instruments
- Cause physical harm to innocent individuals not partaking in the crime
Second-degree burglary charges are served to one or more individuals who knowingly enter or dwell in another person's property unlawfully with the intent of committing a theft or felony. Second-degree charges are considered as Class B felonies and are applicable to individuals who apart from gaining unauthorized access to another individual's property or building, also involve in the following:
- Causing physical injury to innocent non-participants
- Carry deadly weapons and / or explosives
- Use or threaten to use dangerous instruments
In a sub-section, individuals can also be charged with second-degree burglary if they knowingly and illegally enter a lawfully occupied home with the intent of committing felony or theft.
Third-degree burglary charges are considered a Class C felony in Alabama and include individual(s) who knowingly as well as unlawfully enter and remain in the building, which is owned by another individual with the intent of committing a felony, theft, or any other crime.
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