Aggravated burglary, a separate charge, involves the offence of burglary while carrying an offensive weapon or in company of another person.
The courts have said that aggravating features such as repeated offences, violence or threats of violence to victims, if the offence was committed while the offender was on conditional liberty (such as bail or parole) and high value of goods taken will result in much higher penalties. DNA test results and fingerprints are often used in burglary prosecutions to secure convictions.
We have chosen the most common types of offences and give you a brief explanation of what is involved with each.
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