Burglary of a Building

Burglary of a Building


Unlawful or forcible entry or attempted entry of a building other than a residence. This crime usually, but not always, involves theft.

The illegal entry may be by force, such as breaking a window or slashing a screen, or may be without force by entering through an unlocked door or an open window. As long as the person entering has no legal right to be present in the structure a burglary has occurred.