First Degree Burglary+
A first-degree charge can be brought when:
- The building is a dwelling and someone else is present when the burglary occurs;
- The person possesses a dangerous weapon or explosive during the burglary; or
- The person commits an assault in the building or on its property
A conviction for first-degree burglary carries a sentence up to 20 years and a fine of up to $35,000.
Second Degree Burglary+
A second-degree burglary charge can be brought when:
- The building is a dwelling;
- The portion entered contains a bank or other similar business and the entry was with force or threat of force;
- The portion entered contains a pharmacy or similar business and the entry was forcible;
- The person possesses a tool to gain access to money or property;
- Certain cases involving entry to a government building, religious establishment, historic property, or school building.
A second-degree burglary conviction carries a sentence of up to 10 years and a fine of up to $20,000.
Third Degree Burglary+
A third-degree charge can be brought if during the burglary the person:
- Steals or intends to steal;
- Commits or intends to commit a felony; or
- Commits or intends to commit a gross misdemeanor.
A conviction for third-degree burglary can have a sentence of up to 5 years and a sentence of up to $10,000.
Fourth Degree Burglary+
A fourth-degree burglary charge is a gross misdemeanor. It carries a sentence of up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $3,000.