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The crime of burglary is described in the Florida Statue 810.02. It defines the offense as "entering or remaining in a dwelling, a structure, or a conveyance with the intent to commit an offense" when one does not have the permission to be there. Burglary is always considered a felony and, if a conviction is reached, always comes with potentially life-altering consequences.

For more than two decades, our legal team at Longwell Lawyers has been dedicated to giving a voice to those facing serious criminal allegations. Our skilled and experienced Orlando theft crime lawyers benefit from the insight of a former prosecutor and know how to counter the state of Florida's efforts against our clients. We prepare every case until it is trial-ready and do not rest until every defense avenue is explored to its fullest extent.

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In Florida, burglary is organized into three different offenses: first, second, and third-degree — all of which can result in significant prison time. The seriousness of these offenses is decided based on the circumstances of the alleged crime.

Florida's burglary offenses are defined as the following:

  • Third degree: committed in an unoccupied structure.
  • Second degree: committed in a dwelling (residence), occupied structure, emergency vehicle, anywhere where the theft of a controlled substance occurs.
  • First degree: committed when the accused is armed, assault/battery occurs, a motor vehicle is used to enter the structure, or damage valued at more than $1000 is caused.

Please note that the definitions for burglary do not always include theft. Law enforcement only has to believe that you have illegally entered a home or building with the intent of committing a felony. For more information on your burglary charge and how our firm can ensure the best possible outcome for your case, call us today. 

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