First Degree Burglary
Posted on May 18, 2015 4:52am PDT
The Official Code of Georgia Annotated currently provide two forms of Burglary.
The first one we will discuss is first-degree Burglary. The official code
of Georgia annotated provides in section 16-7-1 that:
A person commits the offense of burglary in the first degree when, without
authority and with the intent to commit a felony or theft therein, he
or she enters or remains within an occupied, unoccupied, or vacant dwelling
house of another or any building, vehicle, railroad car, watercraft, aircraft,
or other such structure designed for use as the dwelling of another.
What does that really mean?
Quick example, John enters Jane's two story condo without her authority
and with the intent to steal or commit a felony act inside the condo.
John could be guilty of First Degree Burglary. As the statute is written,
it applies not only to Jane's house, apartment, condo, or mobile home,
but also potentially to an RV, boat, etc., if it is used as a dwelling place.
If you have been charged with a Burglary, call the Law Office of Robert
L. Booker, P.C. at 678-646-0432. We are skilled and experienced in handling
all types of criminal matters and will provide a free consultation on