Burglary and B&E (Breaking and Entering) have the simple differentiation between literal night and day. For the crime to be considered a Burglary, it must occur at night. The nuances surrounding the charges and designation between the crimes vary. That is why an experienced attorney is so important when being investigated for any of these offenses. Winston-Salem lawyers at LAWSMITH, The Law Offices of J. Scott Smith, PLLC understands the differences between these charges. To ensure that the prosecution and the police are not taking advantage of the suspects lack of knowledge, an experienced trial attorney is needed to reduce the charges or even defeat them at trial. Call LAWSMITH for a free consultation today.
Burglary is defined as common law. Burglary in the First Degree is distinguished from Burglary in the Second-Degree by whether or not the structure was occupied by people when the break-in occurred.
- Burglary in the First Degree
- Burglary in the Second-Degree
Breaking and Entering Offenses
Breaking or Entering crimes are different from Burglary because they have to occur during the day. Also, there are felony and misdemeanor versions of these types of crimes, which lead to different punishment options.
- Felony Breaking or Entering of a Building
- Misdemeanor Breaking or Entering of a Building
- Breaking or Entering a Building that is a Place of Religious Worship
- Possession of Burglar’s Tools
- Breaking or Entering a Vehicle
- Breaking Into or Forcibly Opening Coin or Currency Operated Machines
- Burglary with Explosives
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