Burglary Defense Attorneys in Miami
Strategic Representation for Florida Theft Charges
Burglary is a theft crime that is defined as illegally breaking and entering into a building with the intent to commit a crime.
Burglary is "entry with intent to steal" regardless of whether or not the individual was successful in the theft of property or not, a charge of burglary will be filed. There are various issues surrounding a charge of burglary that can include trespassing, falsification of identity, or breaking in. "Breaking in" indicates that a person gained access to the building – but does not necessarily mean that force was used.
Facing burglary charges? You cannot afford to wait to seek legal counsel. Serving Miami-Dade County with over six decades of combined legal experience, Beckham Solis, Attorneys at Law is prepared to help. Our Miami burglary defense attorneys can advise you of your options and your rights in this difficult situation, based on our extensive criminal defense experience.
Contact us today to receive powerful representation in the face of burglary charges!
What Are the Penalties for Burglary?
The penalties for burglary depend upon the degree of the offense committed:
Burglary in the first degree occurs when a defendant enters a dwelling, structure, or conveyance and commits assault or battery on any victim, is armed with a dangerous weapon, or uses a motor vehicle to damage an occupied or unoccupied structure or dwelling during the commission of the offense.
First-degree burglary is punishable by a maximum sentence of life in state prison.
Burglary in the second degree occurs when a defendant enters an occupied structure or conveyance, or any type of dwelling, regardless of whether or not it is occupied.
Second-degree burglary is punishable by a maximum sentence of 15 years in state prison.
Burglary in the third degree occurs when a defendant enters an unoccupied structure or an unoccupied conveyance with the purpose of committing a crime therein.
Third-degree burglary is punishable by a maximum sentence of 5 years in state prison.
Arrested in Miami? Get Help from Our Defense Lawyers!
The nature, combination, and severity of the burglary can determine what penalty the prosecution may pursue. With the assistance of an aggressive trial lawyer, you increase the chances of avoiding a conviction. Your most effective defense will be based upon legal knowledge, trial experience, and the ability to craft a powerful case for the defense.
At Beckham Solis, Attorneys at Law, we are AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, a testament to our professionalism, integrity, and results. We are passionate defenders of the criminally accused, and you can expect to be treated with dignity, respect, and with a personal commitment to your case.
Are you facing burglary charges in the Miami area? We urge you to call (305) 290-1884 immediately. Our early involvement in your defense could be important with regard to the final outcome.