The charge for this in DC was misdemeanor trespass/unlawful entry- which in my mind is a horrible injustice. This was an attempted burglary while people were home. I don’t agree the charge holds any severity. However, in DC the maximum penalty is $1000 and 180 days in jail. In Virginia, is $2500 and a year in jail. However, my guess is that in Virginia, the police would charge someone breaking into an occupied house with a felony.