Burglary Charges in Indiana
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Have you or a loved one been accused of burglary? Unlike other
theft offenses, burglary can be charged before any theft even occurs. This broad definition
has led to countless trespassers and other individuals to be wrongly charged
with this felony offense. In these cases, it is essential that the accused
aggressively assert the circumstances of their arrest before the judge and jury.
Wruble Law Group, we understand the challenges the accused face in these cases. Our mission
for these clients is to level the playing field both in and outside the
courtroom and ensure that they receive every consideration they deserve
under the law. Our vigilant and skilled South Bend criminal defense attorneys
are committed to pursuing every viable avenue towards a reduction or an
acquittal on our clients' behalf.
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Understanding Our Burglary Laws
While burglary is often associated with theft, it can be charged in relation
to any felony-- or any intended felony. According to Ind. Code §
35-43-2-1, a burglar is "a person who breaks and enters the building
or structure of another person, with intent to commit a felony in it."
This can be charged as a Class C felony.
However, burglary can be charged as a Class B felony when:
- The accused is armed with a deadly weapon
- The building is a dwelling (a home or residence)
- The building is a place of religious worship
Burglary can also be charged as a Class A felony when:
- The accused causes bodily injury to another person
- The accused causes serious bodily injury to another person
The penalties associated with these charges depending on the felony classification--
but all of them can result in serious prison time. For more on the specifics
of your burglary charge and how our experienced team of advocates can
help you assert your side of the story, contact our firm today.
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