Burglary of an unoccupied conveyance is a fancy term for "car burglary." It means that somebody breaks into an unoccupied car with the intent of committing a crime inside of that car.
Some of the crimes committed inside a car may be theft or criminal mischief. If you break into an occupied car, you may be looking a life in prison for burglary with an assault or battery.
For purposes of this entry, let's discuss the crime of burglary of an unoccupied conveyance. This is a commonly charged crime. The usual scenario is somebody comes outside their home, only to find their car in the driveway with a window smashed. Something may be missing from inside of the car, such as a stereo or some other belongings. The person calls police, and they search the car for physical evidence. They may find fingerprints inside of the car, or maybe a neighbor witnessed the event.
Burglary of a car is a serious crime, but for first-time offenders, Pretrial Intervention (PTI) may be available should the alleged victim agree. Of course, restitution will likely be made a condition of PTI.
If the accused has a prior record, PTI will not be offered. The State may even seek jail time.
As a criminal defense attorney practicing in Miami-Dade and Broward, I make the State do its job on every single case. That is, the State must present enough evidence in order to be able to prove the accused guilty. A burglary with poor witnesses and no physical evidence is a burglary worth fighting at trial.
Call me today to discuss your burglary of an unoccupied conveyance charge.