Burglary is the offense of breaking and entering the dwelling of another, at nighttime, with the intent of committing a felony therein. In the state of North Carolina, all burglaries and home invasions are felonies, and they are classified as either first or second degree:
First Degree Burglary (a Class D Felony): Crime is committed in a dwelling when someone is present.
Second Degree Burglary (a Class G Felony): Crime is committed in a dwelling when no one is present.
Even if you break into someone’s home or building to recover something that belonged to you, you may still be prosecuted for burglary.
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