Your Child is Accused of Burglary

If you child enters another person’s home or garage without permission, and there is evidence that they intended to take something, they may be charged with felony Burglary. It is no defense if the accused child knew the person whose home or garage they entered. Without permission, it is a crime. It is important to know that just entering an open garage, or open door, with intent to take something, may be considered Burglary. The prosecution does not need to prove that there was “forced entry” or that your child “broke in” to prove the crime of Burglary.