Burglary

Burglary

Every burglary case in Florida must be taken seriously.  All burglary cases are felonies in Florida.  Even the least serious burglary offense could land a defendant in Florida State prison for 5 years.  Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorney Antonio D. Quinn, Esq. has extensive experience handling all types of burglary in cases in Fort Lauderdale.  Attorney Quinn has handled everything from a burglary of an unoccupied conveyance to a burglary with a battery which is a 1st degree felony that could potentially lead to a life sentence in Florida prison.   There are often legal defenses available in burglary cases such as when the premises were open to the public.  If you have been arrested for burglary in Broward County it is crucial to your freedom and your future that you retain an experienced attorney who is familiar with the local judges and courts.  Quinn Law, P.A. offers free consultations to those who are facing burglary charges in Broward County.  Do not wait until your court date is approaching.  An experienced criminal defense lawyer may be able to get your charges reduced or dismissed before you ever have to step inside of a courtroom. 

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Burglary in Florida

     Florida Stat. 810.02 defines a burglary as entering or remaining in a conveyance, dwelling or structure with the intent to commit a felony therein, unless the premises are at the time open to the public or the defendant is licensed or invited to enter or remain. 

Burglary with a Battery

A burglary with a battery is a first degree felony and Florida.  A person charged with burglary with a battery face a potential life sentence in Florida State prison.  Most people are not aware that committing a battery on someone in their own home is such a serious offense until after they are arrested.  A burglary with a battery can be as simple as knocking on someone door and then punching them in the face when they answer.  If you have been arrested for a burglary with a battery it is crucial that you retain an aggressive and experienced criminal defense attorney. 

Armed Burglary

Just like with a burglary with a battery, an armed burglary is a 1st degree felony in Florida where a defendant faces a potential life sentence in Florida State prison.  An armed burglary is defined as a burglary where the individual is or becomes armed with an explosive or a dangerous weapon.  A armed burglary is one of the most serious offenses under Florida law.

Burglary of a dwelling

A burglary of a dwelling is a second degree felony where a person could face up to 15 years in Florida State prison if they are convicted.  If the dwelling is unoccupied at the time that the burglary occurs, then an individual could be charged with a 3rd degree felony and face up to 5 years in Florida State prison if convicted.   If a battery occurs during the burglary or if the individual becomes armed with a deadly weapon during the commission of the crime, then a burglary of dwelling may be treated as a 1st degree felony. 

Burglary of a Conveyance and Burglary of a Structure

Both a burglary of an unoccupied structure and a burglary of an unoccupied conveyance are 3rd degree felonies in Florida where a person could face up to five years in Florida State prison.  However, if a structure or conveyance is occupied at the time that the alleged burglary occurs then the crime is treated as a second degree felony and if a battery occurs during a burglary of a structure or conveyance or if an individual is armed with a deadly weapon at the time that the alleged crime occurred.

If you are a loved one is facing a charge of burglary in Florida, then you must take their case seriously.  Burglary cases require the expertise and experience of an individual who has handled many burglary cases.  Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorney Antonio D. Quinn, Esq. has handled all types of burglary cases both as an assistant public defender and as a private attorney.  Attorney Quinn aggressively fights for the freedom and future of each and every one of the clients of Quinn Law, P.A. Our office offers free case evaluations to those facing burglary charges in Florida. 

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