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Two Florida Basketball Players Arrested For Car Burglary

The Miami Herald reports that two Florida basketball players were arrested over the weekend and charged with burglary of an unoccupied conveyance.

According to police, staff at a local restaurant witnessed the accused men breaking into a car across the street. 

The alleged victim didn't notice any items missing from his car, police said.

Burglary of an unoccupied conveyance is a 3rd degree felony, punishable by a maximum of 5 years in prison. 

Since the alleged victim did not notice anything missing from the car, additional charges of theft are unlikely to follow.

However, succeeding at a burglary is a not a requirement for the charge.  Breaking into a car with the intent to commit a crime therein (such as a theft) is sufficient, whether or not the accused actually steals something.

I represent clients charged with burglary of an unoccupied conveyance in Miami-Dade and Broward.

If you are in need of a criminal defense attorney due to burglary-related charges, call me to discuss your case.