Felony Burglary Crimes in Oklahoma
Many people believe that burglary and theft are the same crime. While they are often related and committed together, they are separate charges in Oklahoma.
Burglary in Oklahoma
Burglary is defined as forcibly breaking into a person’s house or dwelling with the intent to commit a crime. This crime is often theft, but it could be arson or some other criminal act.
- It is First Degree Burglary if the house is occupied by a human being when the break-in happens.
- It is Second Degree Burglary if the house is unoccupied at the time of breaking in.
- Lesser crimes that penalize an act that falls short of burglary are defined as Breaking and Entering.
Breaking in could be through breaking a window or door, or using a lockpick or false key to gain access to the house. In any case, forcing entry to a house in any way will be considered breaking in and therefore can lead to these charges.
Stealing the Case Away
Burglary is a serious charge. A First Degree charge could mean 7 to 20 years in prison, and a Second Degree Charge can mean 2 to 7 years in prison. If you or someone you know has been accused of burglary, contact the experienced legal team at Edge Law Firm. We know the law, and can help find positive outcomes from your case.
Contact us today to learn how we can give you the Edge in your case.