Burglary - Building & Habitation


Burglary of a building is a state jail felony. It is punishable by not less than 180 days or more than two years in a state jail facility. Building burglaries involve offenses of non-residential buildings such as retail stores, industrial and commercial enterprises, storage sheds, and unattached garages. The detectives assigned to this unit are eager to provide information to business owners on how to protect their property.


Burglary of a residence is a second-degree felony. It is punishable by confinement of not less than 2 years nor more than 20 years in prison. Under some circumstances this, the offense could be upgraded to a first-degree felony, which is punishable by 5 to 99 years of imprisonment. Burglary of habitation can be greatly reduced by using a few safety precautions.


For instance, installing security lighting, security systems, and alarms and solid-core exterior doors with heavy-duty locks are just a few methods that could help prevent home break-ins. Prominently advertise the fact that your home has an alarm system. Potential criminals will move on if your home appears too risky to attempt a burglary by forced entry.