Burglary

Burglary crimes should be taken very seriously, especially because the punishments vary depending on the location that was allegedly burglarized. A criminal attorney can review your case to determine whether evidence would be admissible at trial or to find out if you have been charged with the correct degree of burglary. 

511.020 Burglary in the first degree. (1) A person is guilty of burglary in the first degree when, with the intent to commit a crime, he knowingly enters or remains unlawfully in a building, and when in effecting entry or while in the building or in the immediate flight therefrom, he or another participant in the crime: (a) Is armed with explosives or a deadly weapon; or (b) Causes physical injury to any person who is not a participant in the crime; or (c) Uses or threatens the use of a dangerous instrument against any person who is not a participant in the crime. (2) Burglary in the first degree is a Class B felony.

511.030 Burglary in the second degree. (1) A person is guilty of burglary in the second degree when, with the intent to commit a crime, he knowingly enters or remains unlawfully in a dwelling. (2) Burglary in the second degree is a Class C felony.

511.040 Burglary in the third degree. (1) A person is guilty of burglary in the third degree when, with the intent to commit a crime, he knowingly enters or remains unlawfully in a building. (2) Burglary in the third degree is a Class D felony.