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4th Degree Burglary

Have you been charged with 4th degree burglary in Maryland?  Contact criminal defense attorney G. Randolph Rice, Jr., at 410-288-2900 for schedule a free legal consultation.  We offer same day appointments.

4th Degree Burglary

Q: What section of the Maryland criminal law provides the law for the crime of 4th degree burglary?

A: 4th degree burglary in Maryland is contained in Maryland Criminal Law Section 6-205.

Q: Is 4th degree burglary defined as a misdemeanor or a felony in Maryland?

A: 4th degree burglary is defined as a misdemeanor in Maryland?

Q: What is the penalty for 4th degree burglary in Maryland?

A: If you are convicted, the maximum penalty for 4th degree burglary in Maryland is 3 years in jail.

Q: What should you do if charged with 4th degree burglary in Maryland?

A: Contact an attorney that represents individuals charged with crimes in Maryland.  The Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC, is a Baltimore, Md. based law firm that represents clients charged with crimes in Maryland.  You can contact the office at 410-288-2900 for immediate legal help and to schedule a same day free legal consultation to discuss your charges.

Q: Where can I find more information about burglary in Maryland?

A: You can visit some of our other blogs about burglary in Maryland:

Q: What does the State have to prove to convict you of 4th degree burglary?

A: The State can move forward with charges under a couple of different theories:

  1. Breaking and entering dwelling;
  2. Breaking and entering storehouse;
  3. Being in or on dwelling, storehouse, or environs;
  4. Possession of burglar’s tool

Q: What is the Maryland burglary laws?

A: Maryland Criminal Law 6-205:

  1. A person may not break and enter the dwelling of another.
  2. A person may not break and enter the storehouse of another.
  3. A person, with the intent to commit theft, may not be in or on:
    1. the dwelling or storehouse of another; or
    2. a yard, garden, or other area belonging to the dwelling or storehouse of another.
  4. A person may not possess a burglar’s tool with the intent to use or allow the use of the burglar’s tool in the commission of a violation of this subtitle.
  5. A person who violates this section is guilty of the misdemeanor of burglary in the fourth degree and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 3 years.

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