Burglary Lawyer Serving Miami-Dade, Palm Beach & Broward County
Burglary Charges in South Florida
Being accused of burglary charges can stem from anyone entering a home or other premises without permission. No indication of breaking into the structure need be part of the crime - even when someone enters through an unlocked door or window a burglary charge could apply. This can lead to unwarranted charges for burglary when someone is perhaps entering a premises when there is no answer at a door, yet the door is unlocked. There may be no intention of committing a crime, yet Florida criminal law states that you could be charged with burglary.
If you are facing burglary charges it is very important to consult with a
criminal defense attorney who can protect your rights. The penalties for conviction of this type of charge can include fines, forfeiture of property, restitution to the victim and a criminal record which could impact the rest of your life. Penalties can increase if any burglary is committed when people are present or if a weapon is used during the theft. If you reside in Miami-Dade County, Broward County or Palm Beach County, Attorney Eric Matheny is the effective and dedicated legal counsel you will need to present a strong defense on your behalf.
Presenting a Strong Defense
A burglary committed in someone's home in South Florida is considered a felony. There are various degrees of felony burglaries, ranging from 1
st to 3
rd degree, depending on the circumstances of the crime. Prison sentences can range anywhere from 5 to 30 years if convicted. These are harsh penalties which require immediate action to prevent. When you retain Attorney Eric Matheny you can expect personal and aggressive attention to your case. As a former prosecutor, he has extensive trial experience and is well-versed on the prosecution's techniques when pursuing a conviction. Our legal staff will strive to provide you with the legal representation you need for a successful outcome of your case.
If accused of burglary charges in South Florida,
contact criminal defense Attorney Eric Matheny
for effective and dedicated legal counsel.