Burglary (1st Degree)Burglary(2nd Degree)Burglary (3rd Degree)Burglary (4th Degree)Burglary(of motor vehicle or its contents)RobberyRobbery(with a dangerous weapon)
20 years15 years(with intent to steal firearm: 20 years and/or $10,000 fine)10 years4 years3 years15 years20 years

§ 6-202. Burglary in the first degree (a) Prohibited. — A person may not break and enter the dwelling of another with the intent to commit theft or a crime of violence.(b) Penalty. — A person who violates this section is guilty of the felony of burglary in the first degree and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 20 years.

§ 6-203. Burglary in the second degree (a) Prohibited — Breaking and entering with intent to commit theft, violence, or arson. — A person may not break and enter the storehouse of another with the intent to commit theft, a crime of violence, or arson in the second degree.(b) Same — Breaking and entering with intent to steal firearm. — A person may not break and enter the storehouse of another with the intent to steal, take, or carry away a firearm.(c) Penalty. — A person who violates this section is guilty of the felony of burglary in the second degree and on conviction is subject to: (1) for a violation of subsection (a) of this section, imprisonment not exceeding 15 years; and (2) for a violation of subsection (b) of this section, imprisonment not exceeding 20 years or a fine not exceeding $ 10,000 or both.

§ 6-204. Burglary in the third degree (a) Prohibited. — A person may not break and enter the dwelling of another with the intent to commit a crime.(b) Penalty. — A person who violates this section is guilty of the felony of burglary in the third degree and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 10 years.

§ 6-205. Burglary in the fourth degree (a) Prohibited — Breaking and entering dwelling. — A person may not break and enter the dwelling of another.(b) Same — Breaking and entering storehouse. — A person may not break and enter the storehouse of another.(c) Same — Being in or on dwelling, storehouse, or environs. — 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.(d) Same — Possession of burglar’s tool. — 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) Penalty. — 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.(f) Conviction of theft. — 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.

§ 6-206. Breaking and entering motor vehicle — Rogue and vagabond (a) Prohibited — Possession of burglar’s tool. — 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 crime involving the breaking and entering of a motor vehicle.(b) Same — Presence in another’s vehicle. — A person may not be in or on the motor vehicle of another with the intent to commit theft of the motor vehicle or property that is in the motor vehicle.(c) Penalty. — A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor, shall be considered a rogue and vagabond, and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 3 years.

§ 3-402. Robbery (a) Prohibited. — A person may not commit or attempt to commit robbery.(b) Penalty. — A person who violates this section is guilty of a felony and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 15 years.

§ 3-403. Robbery with dangerous weapon (a) Prohibited. — A person may not commit or attempt to commit robbery under § 3-402 of this subtitle: (1) with a dangerous weapon; or (2) by displaying a written instrument claiming that the person has possession of a dangerous weapon.(b) Penalty. — A person who violates this section is guilty of a felony and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 20 years.

 

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