Mississippi burglary law deals harshly with persons accused of home invasion while committing a burglary.
Under Mississippi law, in order to convict a person of home invasion, the State must prove that the person broke and entered the dwelling house of another, with the intent to commit a crime once inside, and that the person did so “under circumstances likely to terrorize any person who is actually occupying the house at the time of the criminal invasion of the premises.”
If convicted of home invasion, the defendant faces a minimum sentence of ten (10) years, and a maximum of twenty-five (25) years in prison.
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