Burglary of a Dwelling in Miami

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If you have been arrested for or are being questioned for any kind of burglary crime, it is highly advisable that you consult with an experienced Miami criminal defense attorney. Burglary is charged if an individual enters a dwelling, structure or conveyance with the intent to commit an offense.

At Hager & Schwartz, P.A., we practice only criminal law. We use our experience as former Florida state prosecutors to formulate defense strategies based on our unique understanding of both sides of the criminal justice system. In the event that you or a family member is in need of an effective attorney, we are willing to help. We treat every case individually and strive to achieve the best possible result in any case we accept. Being in a position where you are fighting for your freedom makes it vital to have a tough lawyer by your side.

Burglary of a Dwelling

According to Florida Burglary Statutes, a dwelling means "a building or conveyance of any kind, including any attached porch, whether such building or conveyance is temporary or permanent, mobile or immobile, which has a roof over it and is designed to be occupied by people lodging therein at night." Burglary of a dwelling is a felony in the third degree and is punishable by up to 5 years in prison. If a person is armed while burglarizing a dwelling, or commits an assault or battery, the charge can be increased to a first-degree felony which could result in them being imprisoned for up to 30 years.

It is possible to successfully defend against a burglary charge. We have years of experience in the field of criminal law and understand exactly how the justice system works. Put our knowledge and professionalism to work for you if you need legal help defending against a burglary charge.

Contact a Miami criminal defense lawyer if you feel your arrest was unjust and need help fighting the charges against you.

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