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Related Definitions Under Utah’s Burglary Statute


Under Utah Criminal Code Section 76-6-201, the term “building” is defined as a vehicle or structure adapted for overnight accommodation of persons or for carrying on business and includes:

  • each separately secured or occupied portion of the structure or vehicle; and
  • each structure appurtenant to or connected with the structure or vehicle.

Under Utah Criminal Code Section 76-6-201, the term “dwelling” is defined as a building which is usually occupied by a person lodging in the building at night, whether or not a person is actually present.

Under Utah Criminal Code Section 76-6-201, the term enter means any intrusion of any part of the body or any intrusion of any physical object under control of the actor. The term “enter or remain unlawfully” is defined when:

  • at the time of the entry or remaining, the premises or any portion of the premises are not open to the public; and
  • the actor is not otherwise licensed or privileged to enter or remain on the premises or any portion of the premises.

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