Jacksonville Burglary Lawyer
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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.
Why clients choose our firm:
- Legal counsel from a nationally-recognized law firm
- Award-winning representation
- Thousands of satisfied clients
- Free 1-hour consultations
At the Law Offices of Jason K.S. Porter, 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.
We’re ready to hear from you! Call The Law Offices of Jason K.S.
Porter, P.A. at (904) 701-0591.
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, 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.