Second Degree Burglary in Creek County is a serious charge. If convicted you could spend time in jail or have a criminal record. The prosecutors in Creek County have a special focus on this kind of crime. In September of 2017, two people were arrested on Second Degree Burglary charges. They were in the home of a Tulsa man who has security cameras set up at his house. The man works overseas and saw the two burglars on camera while he was on business in China. He then phoned to a neighbor who called the police. Upon arrival police discovered the two rummaging through the man’s home. They are now facing second degree burglary charges along with other criminal penalties.
Second Degree Burglary in Oklahoma
“[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 statutes provides that the State must (1) prove you enter someone else’s building or dwelling, (2) with intentions to steal, or (3) commit another felony crime. If the State can prove these elements, you will likely face conviction. Evidence that you have burglar’s tools or any other type of equipment for the purpose of stealing may show evidence of your intent to steal.
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Title 21 §1436 provides the penalties for second degree burglary convictions. First, this is a felony crime. This means that even after you serve the sentence, the crime will show on your public record. Further, it could disqualify you from certain employment opportunities. Second, the conviction has a prison sentence from 2 to 7 years. As a result, you will generally face time in the State Penitentiary. Finally, sometimes you must pay restitution to victims. These fines may reach into the thousands depending on the items you steal and if the property was damaged.
Creek County Attorneys
Second Degree Burglary charges are a serious matter. If you are facing these charges we recommend you get legal counsel. Your first consultation with our Creek County burglary attorneys free.