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Burglary and Aggravated Burglary Solicitors in London

Specialist London Solicitors in Burglary or Aggravated Burglary Cases

At MFI Law Limited we have the expertise in representing clients charged with burglary and aggravated burglary cases. Our London Solicitors are available to represent clients at London Police Stations, Magistrates' and Crown Courts throughout the country.

Burglary

Section 9 of the Theft Act 1968 states:

  1. A person is guilty of burglary if—
    1. he enters any building or part of a building as a trespasser and with intent to commit any such offence as is mentioned in subsection (2) below; or
    2. having entered any building or part of a building as a trespasser he steals or attempts to steal anything in the building or that part of it or inflicts or attempts to inflict on any person therein any grievous bodily harm.
  2. The offences referred to in subsection (1)(a) above are offences of stealing anything in the building or part of a building in question, of inflicting on any person therein any grievous bodily harm therein, and of doing unlawful damage to the building or anything therein.
  3. A person guilty of burglary shall on conviction on indictment be liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding—
    1. where the offence was committed in respect of a building or part of a building which is a dwelling, fourteen years;
    2. in any other case, ten years.
  4. References in subsections (1) and (2) above to a building, and the reference in subsection (3) above to a building which is a dwelling, shall apply also to an inhabited vehicle or vessel, and shall apply to any such vehicle or vessel at times when the person having a habitation in it is not there as well as at times when he is.

Sentencing Guidelines for Burglary

Maximum Sentence: 14 years imprisonment

Aggravated Burglary

Section 10 of the Theft Act 1968 states:

  1. A person is guilty of aggravated burglary if he commits any burglary and at the time has with him any firearm or imitation firearm, any weapon of offence, or any explosive; and for this purpose—
    1. “firearm” includes an airgun or air pistol, and “imitation firearm” means anything which has the appearance of being a firearm, whether capable of being discharged or not; and
    2. “weapon of offence” means any article made or adapted for use for causing injury to or incapacitating a person, or intended by the person having it with him for such use; and
    3. “explosive” means any article manufactured for the purpose of producing a practical effect by explosion, or intended by the person having it with him for that purpose.
  2. A person guilty of aggravated burglary shall on conviction on indictment be liable to imprisonment for life.

Sentencing Guidelines for Aggravated Burglary

Maximum Sentence: Life imprisonment

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