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can a person be charged with aggravated burgulary for going into another persons house and breaking their arm? and can they be sentenced to 8-12 years in prison? seems rather harsh to me.please respond as soon a possible, if you can. Thank you!


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The answer would depend on what state you're in. In CA, burglary is defined as entering with the intent to commit a felony. Breaking someone's arm is a felony, so the offense would qualify as burglary, which carries 2, 4 or 6 years. Since breaking someone's arm is great bodily injury, that would add on another 3 years. Therefore, 8-12 years is not extraordinary.

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