When you are charged with burglary, it indicates that you are suspected of purposefully entering another person’s dwelling or property with the intent of committing a felony or theft. The entry to the residence could have been achieved through alleged force or by deception. Residential burglary is considered a very serious crime, and as a felony, it carries with it serious penalties upon conviction. Oftentimes, burglary will carry other charges as well, including theft, so the accused may be looking at multiple charges. Each case is unique, so it’s best to contact a criminal defense lawyer and discuss the circumstances immediately.