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Florida’s statute defines burglary as any crime that involves an individual entering a dwelling or structure owned by another individual with the intention of committing an offense. Florida is known for carrying out harsh punishments for theft crimes – if you’ve been arrested for burglary, regardless of the circumstances, you should not hesitate to retain trusted legal counsel from the Law Offices of Jason K.S. Porter, P.A.

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At the Law Offices of Jason K.S. Porter, P.A., our criminal defense attorneys have more than 90 years of combined legal experience. Attorney Porter maintains a 10.0 Superb rating on Avvo. We understand how isolating the criminal justice system can be – should you choose to hire our firm, you can trust that you won’t have to face the system alone. Choosing the right Jacksonville theft crime attorney can mean the difference between having your charges dropped or reduced and facing severe penalties, oftentimes including jail time.

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Penalties for Burglary in Florida

Burglary can be either charged as a first, second, or third degree felony. An individual can be charged with burglary in the first degree if he or she commits assault or battery on any person, is armed when entering the dwelling, or brings damage to the dwelling in excess of $1,000. First degree burglary can be punished by life in prison.

Second degree burglary carries a penalty of 15 years in prison or 15 years of probation, in addition to $10,000 in fines. Second degree burglary is typically charged when an individual enters a dwelling or structure that is being occupied by another person, while third degree felony is defined as burglary committed by an individual who enters or remains in a structure that is not occupied by another person. Third degree burglary carries penalties of up to 5 years in prison, 5 years of probation, and $5,000 in fines.

Common burglary defense strategies include:

  • Consent and/or permission
  • Lack of proof
  • Non-criminal intent
  • Implied invitation of a public place
  • Legitimate presence

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At the Law Offices of Jason K.S. Porter, P.A., our Jacksonville criminal defense lawyers practice in the state and federal courts, making us well equipped to defend you regardless of the obstacles you face. We handle each case with the utmost integrity and professionalism, which earned us the AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubble, which is the highest rating awarded to attorneys for ethical conduct and legal ability.

You still have rights, and we can help protect them. Contact our firm today to schedule a free one-hour consultation.

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