Burglary and Breaking and Entering
§ 11-8-1.1 Attempted breaking and
(a) Whoever attempts to commit the breaking and entering of any structure as
set out in §§ 11-8-2, 11-8-2.1, 11-8-2.2, 11-8-2.3, 11-8-3, 11-8-4 or
11-8-5.1 by doing any overt act toward the commission of the offense while in
the curtilage of the structure, but fails in its perpetration, shall, unless
otherwise provided, suffer the same punishment which might have been imposed if
the attempted offense had been committed.
(b) An "overt act" is defined as any act of an individual by
which the individual physically attempts to gain entrance into a type of
structure set forth in the sections listed in subsection (a) of this section.
History of Section.
(P.L. 1982, ch. 288, § 1; P.L. 1987, ch. 87, § 2.)