Breaking or Entering Buildings Generally
If you or someone you know has been charged with breaking or entering a building in the Wake County area, contact Granados Law Group today and ask for North Carolina attorney Lindsey Granados. A conviction for Breaking or Entering can have serious consequences. Reach out to us with any questions you might have about your charge.
Breaking or Entering in North Carolina
Under North Carolina law, N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-54:
Any person who breaks or enters any building with the intent to commit any felony or larceny therein shall be punished as a Class H felony.
Any person who breaks or enters any building with the intent to terrorize or injure an occupant of the building is guilty of a Class H felony.
Any person who wrongfully breaks or enters any building is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.
What is a “Building”?
Under the statute, a “building” means any dwelling, dwelling house, uninhabited house, building under construction, building within the curtilage of a dwelling house, and any other structure designed to house or secure within it any activity or property.
Penalties for Breaking or Entering in North Carolina
Class H felony: If you are found guilty of a Class H felony, you could receive a sentence of imprisonment from 4 to 25 months.
Class 1 Misdemeanor: If you are found guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor, you could receive a sentence of imprisonment from 1 to 120 days in jail.
Let North Carolina Attorney Lindsey Granados Help You With Your Breaking or Entering Charge Today!
Whether it is a felony or misdemeanor conviction, these charges can have a serious impact on your life.
If you need a lawyer in the Raleigh area to assist you with your Breaking or Entering charges, contact the Granados Law group. Attorney Lindsey Granados is an experienced defense attorney and can answer any questions you have about your charge. Call Lindsey at (919) 650-2851, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org for a free consultation about your North Carolina Breaking or Entering charge today.