What is a burglary?
Any person who enters any house, room, apartment, tenement, shop, warehouse, store, mill, barn, stable, outhouse, or other building, tent, vessel, vehicle, trailer, airplane or railroad car, with intent to commit any theft or any felony, is guilty of burglary.
What are the penalties?
Burglary is punishable by imprisonment in the State prison for not less than one (1) nor more than ten (10) years.
How is “intent” defined?
The intent to commit the crime of theft or any felony must have existed at the time of entry. If the intent was formed after the entry a person is not guilty of burglary.
The manner or method of entry is not an essential element of the crime of burglary. An entry can occur without the use of force or the breaking of anything.