Orlando Burglary Defense Attorney
Defense Against Burglary Charges in Orlando and Throughout Central Florida
Burglary crimes are taken very seriously under Florida Law and can have long lasting consequences for those found guilty. Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney David Hill has years of experience handling burglary defense cases in Orlando and the Surrounding Central Florida areas.
What is Burglary in Florida?
Current Florida Burglary Statutes define 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, or
- Surreptitiously, with the intent to commit an offense therein;
- After permission to remain therein has been withdrawn, with the intent to commit an offense therein; or
- To commit or attempt to commit a forcible felony.
In order to be convicted of burglary, the prosecution must show beyond a reasonable doubt that the accused either committed a crime or intended to commit a crime after entering the dwelling, a structure, or a conveyance.
Our criminal defense law firm in Orlando, FL represents the legal rights and goals of those facing criminal burglary charges, or other criminal defense issues in Central Florida, Orange and Osceola Counties, and the surrounding Central Florida areas. For a confidential legal consultation, please call us at (407) 648-0006, or use our online contact form.
Types of Burglary Crimes and Penalties
There are various forms of Burglary crimes which an individual may be charged with under the Florida Law, including:
Burglary in the Second Degree: if in the course of committing the offense, the offender does not make an assault or battery and is not and does not become armed with a dangerous weapon or explosive, and the offender enters or remains in a dwelling, a structure, or a conveyance. Burglary in the Second Degree is punishable by up to a $10,000 fine, fifteen (15) years prison and/or probation.
Burglary in the First Degree: Burglary is a felony of the first degree, punishable by imprisonment for a term of years not exceeding life imprisonment if, in the course of committing the offense, the offender makes an assault or battery upon any person, or is or becomes armed within the dwelling, structure, or conveyance, with explosives or a dangerous weapon. Burglary in the First Degree is punishable by up to a prison term not to exceed life imprisonment.
There are various other conditions or circumstances of burglary crimes that will determine what degree of burglary and individual may be charged with.
Burglary charges are taken very seriously by the police and prosecutors. It is important to be well informed regarding the charges against you, your legal rights, options which may be available to you and viable defense strategies. We recommend you consult a criminal defense attorney immediately.
We have years of experience handling burglary defense cases in throughout Central Florida and will be able to answer your questions and let you know what you can expect as the process unfolds and your case makes its way through the court system.
Contact our Orlando Burglary Defense Lawyer in Orlando
If you have been charged with burglary in Orlando, Winter Park, Orange County or in any other place in Central Florida, be proactive in protecting your legal rights and contact us today. Our Orlando burglary defense lawyer has the experience and skills necessary to defend your case. Call us today at (407) 648-0006 or fill out our online form for a free consultation. We value your privacy and will keep your information confidential.
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