Possible Burglary Charge Defenses

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21st May 2015

Have you been accused of burglary in Miami? If so, it is important to consider all your options when it comes to burglary charge defenses in Miami as these cases, if not properly handled, may expose the accused to significant punishments.

Burglary, like any other crime, must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt by the prosecution.  There must be an establishment of an illegal entry as well as intent to commit an offense once the illegal entry was made.  An illegal entry without more may just be considered a far less serious, misdemeanor trespass.

Typical defenses could involve challenging the prosecution ability to prove beyond a reasonable doubt, challenging the accuser or proffering an affirmative defense (a valid explanation) to refute the allegation.