Under Florida statute 810.02 the crime of burglary is defined as "entering or remaining in a dwelling, a structure or a conveyance (boat, plane, car, or truck) with the intent to commit an offense therein" without the permission of the owner or occupant. Burglary is generally charged as a third degree felony and is considered a serious offense. If the prosecution cannot prove any specific intended crime the charge is usually misdemeanor trespass.
Simply having an intention to commit an offense is all it takes. If you have been charged with burglary, you need an Orlando theft crimes attorney who is fully qualified and ready to handle all aspects of your case from arraignment to trial.
Prosecutors typically include as many charges as possible. Burglary with assault or battery means more severe consequences if you are convicted. Depending upon the circumstances, the penalties can be up to life in prison if someone is injured or killed by a firearm during the commission of a burglary. Additional penalties include loss of your driver's license and professional licenses, fines, probation, loss of scholarships, community service and deportation if you are an alien.
When the consequences are so severe it is vital that you have a skilled burglary defense lawyer on your side that has your best interests at heart. Talk with a criminal defense lawyer at our firm right away.
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