There are generally two types of burglary charges, first degree and second degree. First degree burglary generally involves burglary at a home or an area of the home, such as a garage or trailer. You may also be charged with first degree burglary if the crime involves a personal aircraft, watercraft, mobile/floating home, or the inhabited part of a commercial building. Second degree burglary is less severe and may not always be charged as a felony. This type of burglary generally involves a crime at a place of business or a car and usually is charged in the case of shoplifting.
The penalties for burglary vary greatly depending on the crime and whether or not there are violent acts, weapons, or other individuals involved. If you are convicted of a first degree burglary charge, you may be facing a felony and a prison term with a permanent criminal record. If you are convicted of second degree burglary, you may only be facing a jail sentence, depending on the nature of the crime and what charges were filed.
Utah criminal law attorney at Zachary C. Holbrook, P.C. is experienced in burglary charges and is prepared to defend your burglary case. He will investigate your case thoroughly to strategize for the best defense and can also facilitate plea bargains, reduced charges, and reduced sentencing.