Burglary Penal Code 459
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Penal Code 459 Burglary
California Penal Code Section 459 defines Burglary as follows:
Every person who enters any house, room, apartment, tenement, shop, warehouse, store, mill, barn, stable, outhouse or other building, tent, vessel, * * * with intent to commit grand or petit larceny or any felony is guilty of burglary.
At common law burglary was defined as (1) the breaking (2) and entering (3) of the dwelling house (4) of another (5) at nighttime (6) with the intent to commit a felony therein.
California Statutory law has done away with many of the common law requirements for a burglary. Accordingly the requirements that it be a dwelling house of another or even at nighttime are not requirements to be convicted of a burglary under California Statutory burglary as defined by California Penal Code Section 459. A Burglary is a very serious crime to be charged the conviction ofwith carries prison time.
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