Burglary-Related Offenses in Columbus
Prosecutors will upgrade the charges to aggravated burglary if you had a weapon when you entered, and bear in mind that under Ohio law, almost any artificial object is classified as a weapon, at least in some cases. If you had the intent to hurt someone, or actually hurt someone, that’s also aggravated burglary.
Burglary of a business is technically called breaking and entering. If the property is vacant, like an abandoned warehouse, the penalty is lower. If you unlawfully enter without the intent to commit a crime, that’s either trespass or aggravated trespass.
Borrowing property is always in a grey area, because of the way the law defines “larceny.” There’s a difference between taking your roommate’s car to the store and back, and taking your roommate’s car to Mexico and back.
Permission to take property and permission to enter the premises are rather subjective as well. If your friend says to “come over later and get it,” her words could be reasonably interpreted many different ways. Similarly, if an ex-spouse took property that the divorce decree awarded to you, it may or may not be burglary if you go and take it back.