Three businesses in Jacksonville’s Riverside were burglarized in one week. The burglars busted out the business’ windows and took the registers.
If you break into a closed business, you can be charged with “Burglary to a Structure” You have to enter the building with the intent to commit a crime inside, such as theft. Also, your whole body does not have to enter the building. If you put any part of your body far enough into the building to commit a crime, that is enough.
If there are no other people in the building at the time of the break in, the burglary is a third degree felony punishable for up to 5 years in prison.
If you have any questions about burglary charges in Jacksonville, call our Jacksonville Burglary Attorneys at (904) 634-0900.