In Thessaloniki, Greece, a 43-year-old man died from injuries sustained while allegedly committing a burglary. Law enforcement authorities in the city say that the man burglarized a sixth-floor warehouse where he stole a pneumatic drill, then attempted to escape through a window on the same floor. At which time, it is believed that he slipped and fell, landing on the metal awning on the first floor of the building. Police say the man was killed instantly and break-in tools were inside a bag he had with him when he died.”
What Classifies Burglary In Washington State?
In Washington, an individual can be charged with three types of burglary: burglary in the first degree, residential burglary, or burglary in the second degree. An individual may be found guilty of burglary in the first degree when “with intent to commit a crime against a person or property therein, he or she enters or remains unlawfully in a building and if, in entering or while in the building or in immediate flight therefrom, the actor or another participant in the crime:
- Is armed with a deadly weapon; or
- Assaults any person.
Burglary in the first degree is a class A felony.”
An individual may be found guilty of residential burglary “if, with intent to commit a crime against a person or property therein, the person enters or remains unlawfully in a dwelling other than a vehicle. Residential burglary is a class B felony. In determining sentencing guidelines and disposition standards, residential burglary is to be considered a more serious offense than second-degree burglary.”
Finally, an individual may be found guilty of burglary in the second degree “if, with intent to commit a crime against a person or property therein, he or she enters or remains unlawfully in a building other than a vehicle or a dwelling. Burglary in the second degree is a class B felony.”
Seek Legal Assistance Immediately
In the event that you or someone you love is charged with a burglary, you should seek legal assistance immediately. Burglary can have very serious consequences at any level, but especially for a juvenile who may be charged with burglary. Although some may consider the commission of a burglary by a juvenile to be a youthful indiscretion, burglary is a felony charge that can stick with a person for their entire lives and even potentially inhibit the person from becoming gainfully employed. For that reason, if you or a loved one has been charged with burglary, it is vital that you contact the Law Offices of Steve Karimi today.
Defense attorney Steve Karimi has been named a “rising star” by Washington Law & Politics magazine. He is a former prosecutor for King County who now uses his experience to fight for the rights of the accused. Steve Karimi has extensive experience fighting burglary charges throughout King, Snohomish, and Whatcom counties, just to name a few. Contact the Law Office of Steve Karimi today to schedule a free initial consultation.