Lancaster, PA asked in Criminal Law for Pennsylvania

Q: What does code 18SS30502SSA3 mean?

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Cary B. Hall
Cary B. Hall
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Norristown, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: Usually "ss" means "section" or "subsection." It's probably Title 18 ("Crimes & Offenses") of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statues, but there's no section 30502 in that -- that's too big a number. Section 3502, however, is "Burglary," and subsection (a)(3) reads:

"(a) Offense defined. -- A person commits the offense of burglary if, with the intent to commit a crime therein, the person:


(3) enters a building or occupied structure, or separately secured or occupied portion thereof that is not adapted for overnight accommodations in which at the time of the offense any person is present..."

That particular type of burglary is graded as a first-degree felony.

Hope this helps.

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