To be convicted of burglary in Iowa, the State has to prove a person had the intent to commit a felony, assault or theft therein and enters an occupied structure without right to do so. A person can also be convicted of attempted burglary.
Burglary in the 1st Degree is a Class “B” Felony. Class “B” felonies are punishable by confinement for no more than 25 years.
Burglary in the 2nd Degree/Attempted Burglary 1st Degree is a Class “C” Felony. Class “C” felonies are punishable by confinement for no more than 10 years and a minimum fine of $1,000, but not more than $10,000.
Burglary in the 3rd Degree/Attempted Burglary 2nd Degree is a Class “D” Felony. Class “D” felonies are punishable by confinement for no more than five years and a minimum fine of $750, but not more than $7,500.
Attempted Burglary in the 3rd Degree is an Aggravated Misdemeanor. The penalty for an aggravated misdemeanor is imprisonment not to exceed two years, a fine of not less than $625, but not more than $6,250. The court may impose a sentence of confinement for a determinate term of one year or less to be served in the county jail in lieu of prison.
ANDERSON & TAYLOR, Iowa Criminal Defense Attorneys
If you are charged with burglary, a Criminal Defense Attorney from Anderson & Taylor, PLLC can fight for your rights to ensure you get the best outcome in your case. Our lawyers can push back against accusations of burglary, utilizing their skill and experience in the courtroom to defend against these charges. Anderson & Taylor also utilize skilled professionals in investigation and expert testimony. Call us today at (515) 282-8637 to set up a free consultation.
We represent those accused in Des Moines, Polk County, Marion County, Dallas County, Warren County, Story County, Madison County, and throughout the State of Iowa.