New York Penal - Article 140 - § 140.30 Burglary in the First Degree
Legal Research Home >
New York Laws > Penal > New York Penal - Article 140 - § 140.30 Burglary in the First Degree
§ 140.30 Burglary in the first degree.
A person is guilty of burglary in the first degree when he knowingly
enters or remains unlawfully in a dwelling with intent to commit a crime
therein, and when, in effecting entry or while in the dwelling or in
immediate flight therefrom, he or another participant in the crime:
1. Is armed with explosives or a deadly weapon; or
2. Causes physical injury to any person who is not a participant in
the crime; or
3. Uses or threatens the immediate use of a dangerous instrument; or
4. Displays what appears to be a pistol, revolver, rifle, shotgun,
machine gun or other firearm; except that in any prosecution under this
subdivision, it is an affirmative defense that such pistol, revolver,
rifle, shotgun, machine gun or other firearm was not a loaded weapon
from which a shot, readily capable of producing death or other serious
physical injury, could be discharged. Nothing contained in this
subdivision shall constitute a defense to a prosecution for, or preclude
a conviction of, burglary in the second degree, burglary in the third
degree or any other crime.
Burglary in the first degree is a class B felony.
Section: Article 140 140.00 140.05 140.10 140.15 140.17 140.20 140.25 140.30 140.35 140.40
Last modified: February 16, 2014