Burglary is a common theft crime that involves a person entering a property with the intent to commit a crime or steal another person's property while inside. According to Kansas Statutes § 21-5807, individuals may either be charged with a standard burglary offense or with aggravated burglary. Both charges are felony offenses that are punishable by several years in prison.
A standard burglary charge can be prosecuted when a person enters any dwelling, building or property that is not a home with the intent to commit a felony, theft, or sexual battery while inside. Standard burglary charges are severity level 7 felonies and severity level 9 felonies when the property entered was a vehicle, aircraft, watercraft or railroad car.
When the property, building or home being burglarized is inhabited by a human, aggravated burglary charges will be prosecuted. This charge is more serious than a standard burglary offense and is considered a level 5, person felony.
There are a number of factors that will be considered when determining the prison sentences for convicted offenders, including the property that was burglarized, the severity level of the crime and a person's criminal history. Standard burglary penalties can result in prison sentences for as long as three years, and the maximum prison sentence for aggravated burglary is just over 11 years.
At Garretson & Toth, LLC, our legal team's consistent record of successful case resolutions highlight our abilities to defend against criminal allegations and our unrivaled level of personal dedication to the needs of our clients of Johnson County. Burglary cases are hinged on proving intent, and our Olathe burglary lawyers have decades of experience in focusing on this factor. With lawyers who specialize exclusively in handling theft crime and burglary cases, you can be confident that your case will receive the highest quality legal representation and support.
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