Burglary Laws in Missouri
In the State of Missouri Burglary is a Felony and can be very jeopardizing. The following are the classifications of Burglary:
Burglary in the 1st Degree
A person commits the offense of burglary in the first degree if he or she knowingly enters unlawfully or knowingly remains unlawfully in a building or inhabitable structure for the purpose of committing an offense therein, and when in effecting entry or while in the building or inhabitable structure or in immediate flight therefrom, the person or another participant in the offense:
(1) Is armed with explosives or a deadly weapon; or
(2) Causes or threatens immediate physical injury to any person who is not a participant in the crime; or
(3) There is present in the structure another person who is not a participant in the crime.
The offense of Burglary in the First Degree is a Class B Felony.
Burglary in the 2nd Degree
A person commits the offense of burglary in the second degree when he or she knowingly enters unlawfully or knowingly remains unlawfully in a building or inhabitable structure for the purpose of committing a crime therein.
The offense of Burglary in the Second Degree is a class D Felony.
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