One of the most commonly charged property offenses in Florida is Burglary. To be convicted of Burglary the State must show that the accused entered a structure or a conveyance with the intent to commit a crime. The most common crime alleged is theft, but for the purposes of proving their case, the State can allege almost any crime. A burglary can also occur in a structure or a conveyance. No matter how it is charged, a Burglary is always a felony. Depending on the facts of the case, it can be charged as a first, second, or third degree felony, and the accused could face anywhere from five years in prison to life imprisonment. The most serious of Burglary charges are Burglary with an assault or battery, and Armed Burglary, both of which are punishable by life in prison.
Burglary cases are heavily fact intensive and each aspect of your case may impact the charges and penalties that you could face. Attorney Jason Seidman has handled hundreds of Burglary cases and understands how they are prosecuted and exactly what must be proven should the case go to trial. Call 954-740-0502 today to set up your free consultation so that you can go over any and all potential defenses to your Burglary case and discuss all potential outcomes with Attorney Jason Seidman.