If you are charged with Burglary it is essential to hire an experienced and knowledgeable attorney to avoid a conviction. Burglary is always a felony conviction. Being a convicted felon will result in the loss of liberties that everyday Americans are used to having.
Florida Statute 810.02 defines burglary as entering a dwelling, a structure, or a conveyance with the intent to commit an offense therein, unless the premises are at the time open to the public or the defendant is licensed or invited to enter. The definition also includes remaining in a dwelling, structure, or conveyance without permission with the intent to commit an offense therein or after permission has been withdrawn with intent to commit an offense therein, or to commit or attempt to commit a forcible felony.
The punishment for burglary varies widely and can range from fines and a term of years in prison to life in prison when the individual commits an assault or battery, becomes armed while within the dwelling, structure, or conveyance, or enters an unoccupied dwelling or structure and uses a motor vehicle other than as a getaway car or causes damage in excess of $1,000. Burglary convictions can result in thousands of dollars in fines as well as years in prison. Please contact an attorney with a wealth of experience in criminal defense and one that has trial experience. Do not hesitate to call my law firm and use our resources to initiate a thorough defense of your rights.