It depends upon the law you are considering. If you are talking about the federal firearms Armed Career Criminal Act, 18 USC § 924(e) an illegal entry into a home to commit a crime is common law burglary. Burglary of a dwelling is considered a crime of violence for the purposes of this law. Under ACCA if you possess a firearm and have three conviction for felony crimes of violence you face 15 to life without parole. There may be other laws that define burglary as a crime of violence, as well.
In many state burglary of a dwelling is considered a very serious crime because of the potential for violence when a burglar is discovered in a home.
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Board Certified OUI Defense Law Specialist
by the National College for DUI Defense, Inc.
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