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Legal Statutes: North Carolina

UPDATED August 17, 2016

North Carolina Statutes

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Article 14. Burglary and Other Housebreakings.

back to top14-55. Preparation to commit burglary or other housebreakings

If any person shall be found armed with any dangerous or offensive weapon, with the intent to break or enter a dwelling, or other building whatsoever, and to commit any felony or larceny therein; or shall be found having in his possession, without lawful excuse, any picklock, key, bit, or other implement of housebreaking; or shall be found in any such building, with intent to commit any felony or larceny therein, such person shall be punished as a Class I felon.
1969, c. 543, § 4; Laws 1979, c. 760, § 5; Laws 1979, (2nd Sess.), c. 1316, § 47; Laws 1981, c. 63, § 1, Laws 1981, c. 179, § 14; Laws 1993, c. 539, § 1152, eff. Oct. 1, 1994; Laws 1994, (1st Ex. Sess.), c. 24, § 14(c), eff. March 26, 1994.