16th Mar 2015
In the State of Florida, “burglary” essentially means to violate a person or entity’s personal space with the further intent to commit a crime. To break into a house…limited to taking a nap may only be a misdemeanor trespass whereas breaking into a house… to steal items is a much more serious burglary.
Some burglary allegations can be quite serious with exposures of up to life (i.e. “armed burglary” or “burglary with an assault or battery”). A person accused of a burglary offense should take it quite seriously and consider if they have an applicable and meritorious defense.
When considering a burglary charge defense in Miami or South Florida, some factors to research would be;
– Was there an actual breaking and entering into the structure or conveyance?
– Did the person accused have the specific intent to commit an additional offense once they entered into the area?
– Did the person have permission to enter into the area?
– What is the ability to make an identification of the perpetrator?
It is essential to retain a qualified and experienced criminal defense attorney to help develop any appropriate burglary charge defenses in Miami or South Florida in order to position an accused with the best defense possible.