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If a person enters a closed but unlocked gate of a homeowner’s fenced in yard and steals their personal property valued over $950, what crime or crimes are involved? Grand Theft? Grand Larceny? Burglary? Trespassing? Would all these be felony crimes?
Yes, grand theft. Burglary may be over reaching as it was in the yard. Once you get to grand theft, the trespassing is a bit irrelevant. Grand theft can be a felony or a misdemeanor.
Bottom line: what is charged and how it ends up are two different things.
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