N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2a Burglary New Jersey
N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2a Burglary:
A person is guilty of burglary if, with purpose to commit an offense therein the person:
(1) Enters a structure, or a separately secured or occupied portion thereof, unless the structure was at the time open to the public or the person is licensed or privileged to enter; or
(2) Surreptitiously remains in a structure or a separately secured or occupied portion thereof knowing that (he/she) is not licensed or privileged to do so.
In order for a person to be found guilty of burglary, the State must prove beyond a reasonable doubt the following elements:
1. that the defendant entered the structure without permission.
2. that the defendant did so with the purpose to commit an offense therein.
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