Burglary is entering a building with the intent to steal or commit a felony inside. Many people falsely believe it pertains to just committing a theft, but it applies to all thefts and felonies and targets the "specific intent in the entering of the...
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A burglary can be charged with a shoplifting even if the value of the theft is $950 or less and is only a petty theft. Burglary refers to the "mental intent" when you entered the store, not the value of the property taken. Burglary requires "entering" the...
Burglary is different than theft. Theft is either grand theft if over $ 950 in value or petty theft if under. Grand theft is a felony but can be reduced to a misdemeanor, petty theft is always a misdemeanor unless there are prior theft offenses. ...