Terms Used In Indiana Code 35-43-2-1

  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
Sec. 1. A person who breaks and enters the building or structure of another person, with intent to commit a felony or theft in it, commits burglary, a Level 5 felony. However, the offense is:

(1) a Level 4 felony if the building or structure is a dwelling;

(2) a Level 3 felony if it results in bodily injury to any person other than a defendant;

(3) a Level 2 felony if it:

(A) is committed while armed with a deadly weapon; or

(B) results in serious bodily injury to any person other than a defendant; and

(4) a Level 1 felony if:

(A) the building or structure is a dwelling; and

(B) it results in serious bodily injury to any person other than a defendant.

As added by Acts 1976, P.L.148, SEC.3. Amended by Acts 1977, P.L.340, SEC.42; Acts 1982, P.L.204, SEC.36; P.L.88-1999, SEC.2; P.L.158-2013, SEC.460.