The components of a burglary charge will vary from state to state; in general, however, burglary is defined as the unlawful entry into a building or occupied structure with the intent to commit a crime. While theft is the unlawful taking of someone else's property. This means a person can be charged for burglary without having any other unlawful acts having happened.
Burglary is different from robbery, as robbery is characterized by the use of force or fear to obtain another person’s property.
Sometimes, a burglary charge is simply the result of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Our Utah criminal defense attorneys at Anderson & Rogers have years of experience dealing with burglary cases. We will examine the facts of your case and mount the best defense possible.