February 27, 2008 By Wallin & Klarich

It has always been believed that for someone to be guilty of burglary they would have to actually enter the victim’s home or a business to commit a crime. However, a recent case has been decided by the court of appeals that expands the definition of burglary. In the specific case in question, the accused was very upset with the victim and so he kicked the defendant’s door down. When he did so the owner of the home ran out of the house and the defendant did not physically enter the home. The court of appeals has held that you may be found guilty of burglary even if you do not physically enter the residence of a person. This means you can be found guilty of a felony burglary charge and sentenced to state prison due to the act of kicking down a door.

BE WARNED. Be careful what you kick.

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