If you or a member of your family has been charged with the crime of burglary in Miami, Fort Myers, or Ft Lauderdale, you need a seasoned team of Miami defense lawyers who can defend you and seek leniency if you are found guilty. At The Cochran Firm South Florida, our criminal defense attorneys have helped so many burglary clients achieve lesser sentences and, in some cases, avoid a conviction due to inadequate evidence or misinterpretation of the facts. Getting charges dropped is always our goal; the next best scenario is an acquittal. If you would like to get started with defense strategy right away, you can contact our defense attorneys today.
Florida Burglary Laws and Penalties
The Florida burglary statute defines the crime of burglary as an act in which a person unlawfully enters a dwelling, a structure, or a conveyance with the intent to commit an offense. This applies, of course, to private residences and facilities that are not open to the public, and to persons who do not have permission to enter the premises. The law also states that a charge of burglary may apply to someone who at one time had permission to be on the premises, but the owner withdrew that permission verbally or in writing. This is where the law can get tricky. Would a burglary charge apply to a former spouse or roommate who had a key and claimed possession over a shared item? A skilled criminal defense attorney, like those at The Cochran Firm, knows the intricacies of the law well and can help you sort through the complex legal meanings to see how the law might work in your favor. Any charge of burglary is considered a felony in this state and may include prison time.
Defending You Against a Felony
If there was no intent to commit a crime, an experienced legal team can help you prove it. If the arresting officers violated your rights, we will demonstrate how. If the evidence against you is insubstantial or weak, our defense lawyers will expose the holes. If you have been accused of burglary in Ft Myers, Miami or Ft Lauderdale, or an even more serious crime of burglary with assault and battery, use of a weapon, or use of force (robbery), let The Cochran Firm South Florida help you fight the criminal charges against you. Remember, hiring a skilled defense lawyer can greatly minimize your chances of becoming a convicted felon.
After a burglary arrest in the south Florida area, trust your defense to the Miami criminal defense attorneys at The Cochran Firm South Florida. Our experienced, highly skilled team of defense lawyers is dedicated to helping good people avoid the life-altering repercussions of a bad decision. Please contact our team today and we will set you up with a free case evaluation.