What Is Aggravated Burglary?

Understanding the Term

BY LINLEY STRINGER

December 18, 2020

29 What Exactly is Aggravated Burglary1

In many states, the act of breaking into a home can be classified as a regular burglary or as an aggravated burglary. An aggravated burglary charge is more serious than a regular burglary, and can carry harsher penalties.

Understanding Aggravated Burglary

The primary distinction between burglary and an aggravated burglary is a threat or use of violence. Most states do not distinguish between the two, but many are still willing to give harsher punishment to offenders who did show aggression.

Handling an Aggravated Burglary Charge

As a homeowner, it is important to understand the difference between regular burglary and aggravated burglary. That way, you will be able to equip your home with the tools necessary to protect your home from burglaries. The more you know about the nature of aggravated burglary, the more able you will be to protect yourself.

For more information about how to protect your home, call us today at Brinks Home™. The safety of your home is our priority.

Linley Stringer is a copywriter with Brinks Home. She is passionate about telling stories that keep consumers informed and protected.

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