Bank Burglary in Virginia is a very serious felony and is punished with a minimum of 20 years up to life in prison. The following legal guide discusses what the Commonwealth must prove in order to convict an offender of Bank Burglary in Virginia.
Entering is an intrusion into the interior space of a structure. Burglary in Virginia has been committed as soon as entry is made with intent to commit a crime.
Bank Burglary in Virginia can only be committed if the offender entered a banking house. For purposes of Bank Burglary in Virginia, a Banking House includes a bank, credit union, and savings and loan institution.
Armed with a Deadly Weapon
An offender can be convicted of Bank Burglary in Virginia if he entered the banking house while armed with a deadly weapon in order to commit a larceny. A deadly weapon is an instrument likely to cause death or great bodily injury.
Intent to Commit Larceny of Money or Securities
The Commonwealth must prove that the offender intended to steal money or securities to convict him of Bank Burglary in Virginia.
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