Regardless of the circumstances, burglary in Arizona is a felony. Residential burglary does carry more severe consequences than non-residential burglary, but both are felonies. If the burglary involves a firearm, residential or non-residential, the charge is automatically first degree burglary. Luckily not every criminal charge ends in conviction, and with the right legal assistance, you may be able to prove your innocence. Degrees of Burglary in AZ Third-degree burglary is a class 4 felony in Arizona and is defined as: Unlawfully entering or remaining in a nonresidential structure or fenced in area with the intent of committing any theft or felony, or
Second Degree Burglary Charges in Arizona (ARS 13-1507)
In Arizona, there are three degrees of burglary. Second degree burglary is defined as the act of entering or remaining unlawfully in or on a residential structure with the intent of committing theft or any other felony activity.
Typically, these charges apply to a burglary crime that was committed in areas like homes, condominiums, apartment complexes, and other residential properties that are common targets of theft.
Second degree burglary is different than first degree in that there is no weapon used during the burglary. Third degree burglary is entering any residential or non-residential property in order to steal.
Second Degree Burglary Penalties in Arizona
Arizona considers second degree burglary a class 3 felony, which means it carries a possible prison term from 2.5 to 7 years. If there are additional aggravating factors, such as use of a weapon during burglary, or if the offender has previous burglary convictions, the maximum sentence can be as high as 25 years.
For this reason, it’s recommended that you consult a lawyer for your burglary charge, regardless of your criminal history. Having a superior legal team can help you defend your case, ensure your rights aren’t violated, and get the attention your case deserves.
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Second degree burglary is considered a class 3 felony in Arizona. Under Arizona law, a class 3 felony is punishable by a term of 2.5 to 7 years in prison. ARS 13-1507 defines second degree burglary as the act of entering or remaining unlawfully in or on a residential structure with intentions to commit theft or any other type of felony crime. Charges for second degree burglary usually apply to a burglary crime that was committed in or on residential property, such as a home, condominium or apartment complex.
Under Arizona law, burglary is a severe criminal offense. Arizona law defines burglary as entering someone else’s property with the intent to commit any theft or felony thereon. The law also recognizes the following three different types of Arizona burglary crimes: Third degree burglary – An individual can face charges for third degree burglary if he or she enters/remains in or on a nonresidential structure or in a fenced commercial/residential yard unlawfully, with the intent to commit theft or any other type of felony. Second degree burglary – An individual can face charges for second degree burglary if he or
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