What Is Breaking And Entering In Colorado Springs?
In Colorado, “breaking and entering” is a criminal offense that involves unlawfully entering a building or structure with the intent to commit a crime.
It is also sometimes referred to as burglary.
Breaking And Entering Typically Charged As Burglary
Under Colorado law, breaking and entering is typically charged as burglary in the first or second degree, depending on the specific circumstances of the offense.
First Degree Or Second Degree Crime?
First-degree burglary is a more serious offense and is typically charged when a person knowingly enters a dwelling with the intent to commit a crime and either uses a deadly weapon or causes injury to someone in the process. Second-degree burglary is charged when a person enters a building with the intent to commit a crime, but does not use a deadly weapon or cause injury to anyone.
In both cases, the offense is considered a felony, and a conviction can result in significant fines and prison time, depending on the severity of the offense and any prior criminal record.
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