If you illegally enter a house, business or another structure intending to commit a crime, you could be facing burglary charges. Even if nothing else has occurred, you can still face burglary charges.
Entering through an unlocked door intending to commit a crime can elicit the same burglary charges as if you broke a window or lock to gain entry.
Burglary differs from robbery because no physical force against a person is used in burglary. If you are convicted of burglary, you may be guilty of a class 3 felony, punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $100,000. If a deadly weapon was utilized during the burglary, you may be guilty of a class 2 felony, punishable by prison time and a fine of up to $100,000.
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