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012. COLORADO CRIMINAL CODE – OFFENSES AGAINST PROPERTY – BURGLARY

The Crime of Burglary in Colorado

The Crime of First degree burglary in Colorado

A person who unlawfully enters a building with intent to commit a crime and assaults or menaces any person or is armed with explosives or a deadly weapon commits a class 3 felony. 18-4-202 (2)

A person who engages in first degree burglary involving controlled substances within a pharmacy or other place that has lawful possession thereof commits first degree burglary of controlled substances, which is a class 2 felony. 18-4-202 (3)

The Crime of Second degree burglary in Colorado

A person who knowingly and unlawfully enters a place with intent to commit a crime against a person or property  ommits a class 4 felony. 18-4-203 (2)

Second degree burglary is a class 3 felony if it is a burglary of a dwelling or the objective of the burglary is theft of controlled substances. 18-4-203 (2)

The Crime of Third degree burglary in Colorado

A person who enters or breaks into any vault, safe, cash register, coin vending machine, product dispenser, money depository, safety deposit box, coin telephone, coin box, etc., commits a class 5 felony. 18-4-204 (2) Third degree burglary is a class 4 felony if the object of the burglary is the theft of a controlled substance, lawfully kept in or upon the property burglarized. 18-4-204 (2)

The Crime of Possession of burglary tools in Colorado

Possession of any explosive, tool, instrument, or other article adapted, designed, or commonly used for committing or facilitating burglary is a class 5 felony. 18-4-205 (2)

 


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