Robbery and Burglary

Robbery is generally defined as taking property from another person.   What is commonly known as “purse snatch” is Robbery in the Second Degree, a Class B felony, RCW 9a.56.210.

Weapons enhancements will drive the range of jail time way up for these charges depending on what type of weapon was used.  Knives raise the jail range some and guns raise it a lot more.

Bank robbery is by definition a Robbery in the First Degree, Class A felony, RCW 9a.56.200.  So is taking property with the use of force.

9A.52.025, Residential burglary. 9A.52.030, Burglary in the second degree. 9A.52.040

Burglary, RCW 9A.52.030, is generally defined as going onto the property of another person with intent to commit a crime.  It can also be a “domestic violence” crime if it’s done at a place where the defendant has had a relationship with the property holder.

Residential Burglary, RCW 9A.52.025, is defined the same as Burglary, but the premises must be a “residence”.

Burglary in the First Degree, RCW 9A.52.020, is charged when an assault occurs during the burglary or a deadly weapon is used.