Burglary

West Palm Beach Burglary Lawyer – Florida Burglary Lawyer

Under Florida law, specifically Florida Statutes Section 810.02,  Burglary is defined as “entering or remaining in 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 remain.”  Other related offenses include crimes such as Attempted Burglary, Posession of Burglary Tools and Trespassing. Burglary is a felony in Florida and considered a serious offense. If you or someone you love has been arrested for a Burglary, or like crime, you will need an experienced West Palm Beach criminal defense attorney on your side.

The charge of Burglary does not just encompass the breaking and entering into a residence. This offense conduct also applies to buildings, vehicles, or other structures of any kind if unlawful entry is obtained with the intent to commit a crime within. This can include a store, house, garage, boat, car, or any other structure.

Your Best Burglary Defense

For the prosecution to prove the crime of Burglary, they must demonstrate there was an intent to commit a crime within the property. Proving there was intent to commit a crime can be difficult and is often subjective. You could be falsely accused of Burglary by simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Burglary and Other Theft-Related Crimes

Burglary is not a minor offense in Florida. Further, if you are accused of any type of theft or trespassing crime, you also could be facing a criminal conviction and possible jail or prison time, as well as damage to your reputation. Theft-related offenses are considered crimes of dishonesty/false statement, tarnishing your reputation and good name and deterring prospective employers from offering you a job. A conviction for a theft-related offense also means you can be impeached by this type of criminal charge if you testify in court, for example.   Dependent on the circumstances of the Burglary allegations against you, you could face from 5 years in prison for a charge of Burglary of a Conveyance to life in prison for a charge of Burglary with an Assault or Battery or Burglary While Armed.

South Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer

Contact Nellie L. King, P.A. if you have been arrested for Burglary, Possession of Burglary Tools, Theft or Trespassing. This one phone call is important to the protection of your rights and the safeguarding of your reputation. Contact Nellie L. King, P.A. at 561-833-1084, available 24 hours a day, or fill out the form on the side of this page to schedule your free initial consultation.