1) Burglary (TCA 39-14-402), occurs when a person without the effective consent of the property owner: enters a building other than a habitation, not open to the public, with intent to commit a felony, theft, or assault.... Burglary is classified as a Class D felony which is punishable by 2 to 12 years in jail and up to a $5,000 fine.
Also, a Burglary occurs when a person enters any freight or passenger car, automobile, truck, trailer, boat, airplane or other motor vehicle with intent to commit a felony, theft or assault or commits or attempts to commit a felony, theft or assault. Burglary under this section is classified as a Class E felony which is punishable by 1-6 years in jail and up to a $3,000 fine.
2) Aggravated Burglary (TCA 39-14-403), involves burglary of a Habitation. Habitation per TCA 39-14-401, is defined as any structure, including buildings, module units, mobile homes, trailers, and tents, which is designed or adapted for the overnight accommodation of persons.... Aggravated Burglary is classified as a Class C Felony which is punishable by 3 to 15 years in jail an up to a $10,000 fine.
3) Especially Aggravated Burglary (TCA 39-14-404), involves burglary of a habitation or building other than a habitation, and the victim suffers serious bodily injury. Victim is defined as any person lawfully on the premises. Especially Aggravated Burglary is a Class B Felony which is punishable by 8 to 30 years in jail and up to a $25,000 fine.
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