What is break, enter and steal?
Break and enter charges can involve entering a person’s home and not stealing anything. Unsuccessful attempts are also considered a break and enter offence. Aggravated breaking and entering occurs when there is more than one alleged offender, if a weapon is involved or if the alleged offender knew there was a person on the premise. The court takes breaking and entering seriously and can result in imprisonment for up to 14 years if you’re convicted.