Under Florida Law, a burglary is defined as entering a structure or dwelling with the intent to commit a crime therein. There are different levels of severity for burglary charges and the circumstances of the burglary dictate what degree felony it is. For example, burglary of a home or “dwelling” is much more serious than a burglary of a car or vehicle.
A burglary can also occur if a person initially had permission to be on the premises, but later that permission was revoked, or if the person was hiding out without the owner’s knowledge. It is also important to know that if a person lied in order to obtain permission, the permission would bot be a defense.
If you or a loved one is facing a burglary charge, call Board Certified Criminal Trial Expert Amanda Sampaio. It is important to have an attorney who has experience with these types of allegations and knows how to fight the charge or get the penalties reduced.