Written by Kenneth L. Foote
Burglary Defense Attorneys
In Florida and under Florida Statute Section 810.02, a burglary occurs when the defendant entered a dwelling, structure, or conveyance that was owned by or in the possession of another and had the intent to commit a crime in the dwelling, structure, or conveyance. Most people fail to realize that burglary does not require physical breaking and entering; the offender may simply trespass through an open door. Unlike robbery, which involves the use of force or fear to obtain another person's property, burglary usually happens when no victims or witnesses are present. The only thing that must be proven is that there was intent to commit the crime. Second Degree Burglary is any other burglary that takes place that involves a vehicle or business (such as shoplifting).
If you or a loved one has been arrested for burglary please call 1-877-903-6683 to discuss your case with an experienced burglary defense attorney immediately.
In Florida, Florida, burglary is a felony. Burglary can be a first, second, or third degree felony depending on the facts involved in the case. Burglary charges can impose varying amounts of jail time depending on the circumstances involved. Burglary can be considered a felony of the first degree, punishable by life imprisonment if, in the course of committing the offense, the offender commits assault or battery upon any person; is armed with explosives or a dangerous weapon; or causes damage to the area while committing a burglary.
If you have been arrest for burglary in Florida lease call 1-877-903-6683 to speak with an experienced burglar defense attorney immediately.
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