Burglary is a serious crime that comes with harsh penalties. It is typically the forceful, unlawful (without force), or even attempted forcible entry into almost any sort of structure (not only an apartment or office) with the primary intention to do any type of crime inside (not only larceny or theft). Consequently, physical breaking as well as entering are not imperative to commit this crime. Thus, the offender may simply pass through any sort of open door performance of the unlawful act.
As the Code of Virginia, Title 18.2, Chapter Five, Section 18.2-89 through 18.2-94 covers burglary matters. Burglary laws in Warren Virginia consider burglary as a serious felony that comes with grave punishments, especially when the perpetrator has carried deadly weapons. Although Virginia defines burglary very specifically, it compensates by grouping several similar offenses and crimes that come under the domain of ‘statutory burglary.’
For each of the criminal acts briefed below, when the perpetrator has or had carried weapons while performing the crime, then the person is eventually guilty of the Class two felony:
General Burglary (Section 18.2 – 89)
When a person (1) breaks as well as enters the house or structure of an individual (2) at night (3) with the primary intention to commit a felony or steal things, then the person is said to be the guilty of general burglary (section 18.2 – 89). Just to make you aware that burglary comes with the serious punishments of a Class three felony unless the person committing a crime was armed with a deadly weapon while entering the home – in that case, the perpetrator faces a Class 2 felony penalties.
Statutory Burglary Section (18.2 – 90-91):
A statutory burglary can be committed in three ways
A statutory burglary is said to have occurred when a person, regarding a house or any building or structure where people live, (a) unlawfully enters without breaking at the night time, (b) breaks as well as enters at the daytime, (c) enters as well as conceals her- or himself in an apartment, structure or building used as a house, with either:
- Intention to rape, murder, commit arson, or violently rob, or;
- Intention to commit battery and assault, or;
- Intention to do theft or engage in any kind of felony such as rape, murder, arson, or robbery.
Burglarious Tools (Section 18.2 – 94)
When a person (1) holds any outfit or tools (2) with the primary intention to do a robbery, larceny (stealing things), or burglary, then the person is heinously guilty of having burglarious tools with Class 5 felony charges as per Section 18.2–94.
Breaking And Entering With the Primary Intention to Perform Misdemeanor (Section 18.2-92)
When a person (1) breaks as well as enters a house (2) when someone else is already in the house (3) with the primary intention to do a misdemeanor apart from assault or trespassing and battery, then the accused person is eventually guilty of breaking as well as entering with the intention to do other misdemeanor. (Section 18.2 – 92) Such crime comes with a Class 6 felony charges when the person was not carrying weapons while committing a crime. However, a Class 2 felony applies when the person was carrying a deadly weapon while entering the house.