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In Florida burglary is defined as entering or remaining in a dwelling, structure, or conveyance owned by or in the possession of another person with the intent, at the time of entering, to commit another offense therein. Burglary also means entering a dwelling, structure, or conveyance with permission or consent and remaining therein (a) surreptitiously, with the intent to commit another offense inside; (b) after permission to remain has been withdrawn, with the intent to commit another offense inside; or (c) with the intent to commit or attempt to commit a forcible felony inside.
Structure is defined as any building of any kind, either temporary or permanent, that has a roof over it, together with the curtilage thereof. Conveyance means any motor vehicle, ship, vessel, railroad vehicle or car, trailer, aircraft or sleeping car; and to enter a conveyance includes taking apart any portion of the conveyance. Dwelling means a building or conveyance of any kind, temporary or permanent, mobile or immobile, which has a roof over it and is designed to be occupied by people lodging therein at night, together with the curtilage thereof.
Burglary is a serious felony charge. A conviction can result in a long prison sentence and costly fines.
At Jeffrey S. Weiner, P.A., we provide effective and personalized legal solutions for all our clients who have been accused of burglary of a dwelling, structure, or conveyance. With more than 47 years of legal experience, our Miami burglary lawyers have extensive knowledge of the Florida criminal justice system and will protect your rights and freedom throughout the legal process.
Florida Burglary Penalties
The penalties for burglary depend on the specific facts and circumstances of the case. For example, if a dangerous weapon was used during the commission of the offense, or if the accused assaulted or battered any person during the commission of the offense, the charge could be elevated to a more serious offense.
Burglary Charge And Corresponding Penalties:
- First-degree felony – punishable by imprisonment for a term of years not exceeding life imprisonment.
- Second-degree felony – punishable by up to 15 years in prison and could result in a fine of up to $10,000.
- Third-degree felony – punishable by up to 5 years in prison and could result in a fine of up to $5,000.
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