Daytona Beach Burglary Attorney
Burglary Lawyer Serving Daytona Beach & All of Volusia County
If you have been accused of burglary, it’s imperative that you speak with an experienced Daytona Beach criminal defense lawyer you can trust to protect your rights and help you fight your charges. Burglary is one of the most common felony offenses in the state of Florida, and the prosecutors and law enforcement agents who handle these types of cases will come after you aggressively. You need to make sure you have an experienced and skilled legal professional looking out for your best interest, and making sure you have a strong and compelling defense. With the help of a dedicated burglary defense lawyer, you will drastically improve your chances of resolving your case in way that doesn’t compromise your rights or damage your future.
Florida Burglary Laws & Penalties
Burglary is the crime of unlawfully entering a dwelling (home), structure, or conveyance (vehicle) with the intent to commit a crime. In cases where intent to commit a crime cannot be established, a person may be charged with criminal trespassing. The penalties for burglary will depend on the circumstances surrounding the crime. For example, illegally entering a home is a more serious offense than entering a building or vehicle. Furthermore, unlawfully entering a home or structure in which the defendant knows there are people inside is an even more serious offense. In addition, if someone is injured or killed during the commission of burglary, the defendant will undoubtedly face enhanced penalties.
In general, the penalties for burglary include:
- No less than 5 years in prison
- No less than $5,000 in fines
- Restitution to the victim (if applicable)
- Community service
- Possible loss of the right to own or possess a weapon
- A mark on your permanent record
How a Daytona Beach Burglary Lawyer Can Help
If you’re facing burglary charges in Daytona Beach or anywhere else in Volusia County, you should contact Hager & Schwartz, P.A. to learn how we can defend you against your charges and protect your best interest throughout the criminal process. As former prosecutors, we know how the prosecuting attorneys will likely build and develop their case, and we can prepare a solid defense accordingly. Helping you avoid a criminal conviction is always our number one objective!
Contact a Daytona Beach burglary attorney at Hager & Schwartz, P.A. today!