Second degree burglary is a criminal charge often considered a lesser charge than first degree burglary. However, the exact requirements and sentences for second degree burglary vary based on individual state laws. More »

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As of 2014 in California, first-degree burglary occurs at residences and second-degree burglary happens at commercial establishments where people do not live, according to Shouse California Law Group. Penalties for first... More »

As of 2014, the punishment for burglary of a habitation in Texas is a sentence of two to 20 years in state prison and a fine of up to $10,000, according to FindLaw. Burglary of a habitation is a felony of the second degr... More »

Sentencing for a charge of criminal trespassing depends on the degree of the charge, the state and court in which the charge is filed, and the defendant's criminal history. Unless the charge is a felony, most defendants ... More »

First degree burglary is defined as forcibly breaking and entering into someone's home, while persons are in the home, with the sole intent of committing a crime, as stated by attorney Adam R. Banner. The offender forcib... More »

Petty theft, robbery, embezzlement, knowing reception of stolen property, identity theft, burglary and intellectual property theft are seven common types of theft. Theft comprises any unlawful taking of another person’s ... More »

Third-degree burglary, known as burglary in the third degree, is the act of breaking into or unlawfully entering a building or automobile with the intent to steal something. In burglary in the third degree, the actual ac... More »