Pennsylvania law classifies burglaries into different gradings (or levels of seriousness) based on the facts of a given case.  Grading is important because it dictates the sentence that a person could receive if he is convicted.

Burglary is defined as entering a structure with the intent to commit a crime therein.  Grading and Offense Gravity Scores vary based on various factors: such as was the structure adapted for overnight use and was a person home during the alleged commission of the burglary.