If my boyfriend is being charged with occupied burglary/dwelling but he only broke the house window then left, is this considered a burglary?

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If my boyfriend is being charged with occupied burglary/dwelling but he only broke the house window then left, is this considered a burglary?

He never entered the home.

Asked on December 2, 2012 under Criminal Law, Florida

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Based upon what you have written your boyfriend's entry on the property with the intent to commit a crime very well establishes the elements for a burglary which is a felony. Given the serious nature of what you have written, he should immediately consult with a criminal defense attorney to assist in his defense.


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