Fighting Second Degree Burglary Charges in Creek County

Second Degree Burglary Charges

Second Degree Burglary Charges in Creek County are felony crimes. This means that a conviction for this kind of charge carries potentially significant jail time along with hefty fines and costs. The crime is pervasive in Oklahoma and in Creek County the Police focus on crimes like this. An example of a second degree burglary crime is copper theft. It is estimated that copper theft creates over $1B of damages each year.  This means that anyone stealing copper from air conditioners, window units and more are creating a large part of this problem.  Copper theft, like other types of theft, is a second degree burglary crime.  So, let us explain more about this. Our article will explain second degree burglary and also what the charges could mean for you.

Second Degree Burglary Statutes

“[Anyone] who breaks and enters any building…., room, booth, tent, railroad car, automobile, truck, trailer, vessel or other structure or erection, in which any property is kept, or breaks into or forcibly opens, any coin-operated or vending machine or device with intent to steal any property therein or to commit any felony, is guilty of burglary in the second degree.- 21 Okl.St.Ann. § 1435

This is the Oklahoma Statute governing second degree burglary crimes.  As you can see, if you break into or enter a place with the intentions of taking something not lawfully yours, then you are committing second degree burglary.  It is important to note that this statute also applies to anyone who breaks into a space with intentions to commit any type of felony while inside.

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Second Degree Burglary Penalties

Title 21 §1436 of the Oklahoma Annotated Statutes provides the sentencing you may expect if you receive a conviction on second degree burglary.  First, the crime is a felony.  So, if receiving a conviction you are automatically a felon.  Second, you face imprisonment between 2 and 7 years.  This means you may spend this time in the State Penitentiary with more violent criminals.  Finally, you could face civil action that would require you to repay the victims for any property and property damage.

Creek County Criminal Defense In You Corner

Second degree burglary is not a light charge.  If you are facing this felony crime, call our criminal defense attorneys for help.  We understand the seriousness of the charges you face and therefore  will fight to defend you in a court of law.  Your initial consultation with our attorneys is free.  Call the Kania Law Office – Creek County Attorneys today 918-209-3709. Click here to ask an online legal question.