Florida’s punishment system is one of the harshest in the nation. A burglary conviction carries guideline prison time even if you have no criminal record, up to fifteen years.
Burglary is an extremely serious charge. The punishment ranges from a 1st -3rd degree felony. Depending on the individual facts of your case, you could potentially face up to life in prison.
Under Florida law, burglary can have many factual scenarios. Burglary can mean breaking into a car, walking into an open garage, entering or remaining in a home or business without permission and many more factual scenarios. Sometimes our emotions get the best of us. If you go to someone’s home and get into a fight, you may be charged with the crime of burglary with a battery; a LIFE felony!
If you have been arrested for burglary, no matter the circumstances, we will fight to ensure a successful outcome in your case.
Dealing in Stolen Property
Florida law says if you knew or should have known the property you are possessing is stolen you are guilty of dealing in stolen property. This is kind of like that old saying, “if it seems to good to be true, it probably is.” This charge usually arises when a buddy asks you to pawn an item because he doesn’t have his driver’s license or you buy something from someone trying to offload it quickly. Dealing in stolen property should not be taken lightly; it is a 2nd degree felony, punishable by up to 15 years in prison.