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§ 6-205. Burglary in the fourth degree

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCriminal Law

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Criminal Law (Refs & Annos)
Title 6. Crimes Against Property
Subtitle 2. Burglary and Related Crimes
MD Code, Criminal Law, § 6-205
Formerly cited as MD CODE Art. 27, § 32
§ 6-205. Burglary in the fourth degree
Prohibited--Breaking and entering dwelling
(a) A person may not break and enter the dwelling of another.
Prohibited--Breaking and entering storehouse
(b) A person may not break and enter the storehouse of another.
Prohibited--Being in or on dwelling, storehouse, or environs
(c) A person, with the intent to commit theft, may not be in or on:
(1) the dwelling or storehouse of another; or
(2) a yard, garden, or other area belonging to the dwelling or storehouse of another.
Prohibited--Possession of burglar's tool
(d) A person may not possess a burglar's tool with the intent to use or allow the use of the burglar's tool in the commission of a violation of this subtitle.
(e) A person who violates this section is guilty of the misdemeanor of burglary in the fourth degree and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 3 years.
Conviction of theft
(f) A person who is convicted of violating § 7-104 of this article may not also be convicted of violating subsection (c) of this section based on the act establishing the violation of § 7-104 of this article.


Added by Acts 2002, c. 26, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2002.
Formerly Art. 27, § 32.
MD Code, Criminal Law, § 6-205, MD CRIM LAW § 6-205
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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