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Defending Tulsa, Oklahoma Burglary

Oklahoma law defines burglary as breaking and entering a dwelling that does not belong to you with the intention of committing a crime, such as a theft. Not to be confused with robbery, burglary occurs in a residence. However, similar to robbery, burglary is a felony and can carry a punishment as high as twenty years in prison.

First-Degree Burglary

Of the two categories of burglary, first-degree burglary is the more severe. First-degree burglary occurs when a person is present when the crime is committed and or if the residence is entered in a manner that intentionally damages walls, windows, doors or locks. Entry via a false key or weapon can also constitute first-degree burglary. First-degree burglary is punishable by seven to 20 years in prison.

Second-Degree Burglary

Second-degree burglary occurs when a person is not present when the crime is committed. Less severe than first-degree burglary, second-degree burglary is punishable by two to seven years in prison.

Getting Legal Help

Burglary—whether first- or second-degree—is a serious charge that is not to be taken lightly. In the State of Oklahoma, burglary is a felony that is punishable by significant prison time. Additionally, having a felony conviction on your permanent record can have long-reaching implications that can impact your ability to find employment and qualify for rental housing, as anyone who performs a background check on you will be able to discover your felony conviction.

If you or a loved one is facing a burglary charge, you need the assistance of the experienced attorneys at the Edge Law Firm. After conducting a detailed investigation of your case, our attorneys will be well equipped to customize a defense strategy according to the specific facts and evidence of your case. If you are facing burglary charges, fill out our online form for a free, no-obligation review of your case by one of the experienced attorneys at the Edge Law Firm.

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