Break And Enter Charges In Red Deer
Break and enter offences are listed in S. 348 of the Criminal Code. The most common break and enter offence is “break and enter and commit theft (S. 348(1)(b) C.C.). However, there are other “break and enter” offences which an individual can be charged with such as “break and enter and commit assault”, “break and enter and commit sexual assault”, “break and enter and commit mischief”, etc.
Frequently in the criminal justice system an individual is charged with a break and enter and committing an indictable offence in relation to a dwelling house. This is a very serious offence in that an individual convicted of this offence is liable to imprisonment for life. If you have been charged with any form of break and enter, it is essential to retain a lawyer experienced in defending these types of charges. Mr. Penny is such a lawyer. Call him immediately.
Break and Enter As Defined In The Criminal Code
321. In this Part,
(a) to break any part, internal or external, or
(b) to open any thing that is used or intended to be used to close or to cover an internal or external opening;
Breaking And Entering With Intent, Committing Offence Or Breaking Out
348. (1) Every one who
(a) breaks and enters a place with intent to commit an indictable offence therein,
(b) breaks and enters a place and commits an indictable offence therein, or
(c) breaks out of a place after
(i) committing an indictable offence therein, or
(ii) entering the place with intent to commit an indictable offence therein,
(d) if the offence is committed in relation to a dwelling-house, of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for life, and
(e) if the offence is committed in relation to a place other than a dwelling-house, of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years or of an offence punishable on summary conviction.
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