Hollywood FL Burglary Defense Lawyers
With offices in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
The criminal defense lawyers at Arnesen Law represent clients charged with a wide variety of theft and fraud offenses, such as robbery, burglary, and credit card fraud, in jurisdictions including Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, and Sunrise. Mr. Arnesen, a retired police officer, has handled these types of cases as a criminal defense attorney for years. In fact, he was trained alongside the FBI, DEA, NYPD, and US Customs during his time as a long enforcement officer. Now, let him use that training and experience to combat your charges in criminal court in South Florida.
With offices conveniently located in Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale, the lawyers at Arnesen Law are readily available for their clients, whom they successfully represent in courts throughout South Florida. Contact their offices anytime at 754-581-8782 for a free consultation about your case.
“As a former police officer, I used to help prosecute these charges for the State. Now, let me use my training and experience to combat these charges for you in court.” Jay Arnesen, Esq.
Burglary: Section 810.2 of the Florida Criminal Code
Chapter 810, Section 2 of the Florida Statutes provides, in pertinent part:
(1) For offenses committed after July 1, 2001, “burglary” means entering a dwelling, a structure, or a conveyance with the intent to commit an offense therein, unless the premises are at the time open to the public or the defendant is licensed or invited to enter; or
(2) Notwithstanding a licensed or invited entry, remaining in a dwelling, structure, or conveyance:
a. Surreptitiously, with the intent to commit an offense therein;
b. After permission to remain therein has been withdrawn, with the intent to commit an offense therein; or
c. To commit or attempt to commit a forcible felony, as defined in section 776.08.
(3) Burglary is a felony of the first degree, punishable by imprisonment for a term of years not exceeding life imprisonment or as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084, if, in the course of committing the offense, the offender:
(a) Makes an assault or battery upon any person; or
(b) Is or becomes armed within the dwelling, structure, or conveyance, with explosives or a dangerous weapon; or
(c) Enters an occupied or unoccupied dwelling or structure, and causes damage with a motor vehicle or causes damage in excess of $1,000.
(4) Burglary is a felony of the second degree, punishable as provided in section 775.082, section 775.083, or section 775.084, if, in the course of committing the offense, the offender does not make an assault or battery and is not and does not become armed with a dangerous weapon or explosive, and the offender enters or remains in a/an:
(a) Occupied or unoccupied dwelling
(c) Occupied structure
(d) Occupied conveyance
(e) Authorized emergency vehicle, as defined in section 316.003; or
(f) Structure or conveyance when the offense intended to be committed therein is theft of a controlled substance as defined in section 893.02.
(5) Burglary is a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in section 775.082, section 775.083, or section 775.084, if, in the course of committing the offense, the offender does not make an assault or battery and is not and does not become armed with a dangerous weapon or explosive, and the offender enters or remains in an: (a) Unoccupied structure; or (b) Unoccupied conveyance.
Burglary Penalties in Florida
First Degree Burglary: maximum sentence of life imprisonment
Second Degree Burglary: maximum sentence of 15 years in prison, up to 15 years of probation, and fines not to exceed $10,000
Third Degree Burglary: maximum sentence of 5 years in prison, up to 5 years of probation, and fines not to exceed $5,000
Contact our Fort Lauderdale FL Burglary Defense Lawyer for Immediate Assistance
Criminal Defense Lawyer Jay Arnesen is available immediately to assist you at 754-581-8782. The initial consultation is always provided free of charge.