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Burglary in Bellevue and Seattle area

Burglary is defined in Washington State as entering or remaining unlawfully in a building of another with the intent to commit a crime against a person or property. Most defendants are charged with burglary in the 2nd degree, unless a gun was used or unless the defendant assaulted someone in the commission on the crime.

In some cases the prosecution can attempt to charge a person for 2nd Degree Burglary when the true offense committed was actually a lesser charge. In some cases when a person shoplifts at a store they have been previously "trespassed" from they can be charged with 2nd Degree Burglary.

Burglary in the 2nd degree

(1) A person is guilty of burglary in the 2nd, with intent to commit a crime against a person or property, he or she enters or remains unlawfully in a building. other than a vehicle or a dwelling.

  • Classified as a Class B Felony
  • Value of property is $5000+
  • Max. jail time is 10 years
  • Maximum fine is $20,000
  • Standard sentencing range for 1st offense 30-90 days

Burglary in the 1st degree.

(1) A person is guilty of burglary in the 1st degree if, he or she enters or remains unlawfully in a building or home and if, in entering or while in the building or in immediate flight therefrom, (1) is armed with a gun or deadly weapon, or (2) assaults a person.

(2) Burglary in the first degree is a class A felony.

  • Classified as a Class A Felony
  • Value of property is $5000+
  • Max. jail time is life in prison
  • Maximum fine is $50,000

KING & SNOHOMISH COUNTY

King County: Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, Issaquah, Sammamish, Bothell, Duvall, Woodinville, Mercer Island, Newcastle, Kent, Renton, Federal Way, Auburn, SeaTac, Kenmore, Tukwila, and more.
Snohomish County: Bothell, Lynnwood, Edmonds, Everett

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