Burglary

Burglary crimes should be taken very seriously, especially because the punishments vary depending on the location that was allegedly burglarized. Eric L. Ray is a  knowledgeable Kentucky criminal defense attorney who can review your criminal case to determine the best possible defense for your criminal case.

KRS 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.

KRS 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.

KRS 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.