Burglary of a Conveyance in South Florida
Burglary Involving a Car
Burglary of a conveyance refers to the burglary of a car or automobile. A conveyance can be unoccupied or occupied.
- Common charges include:
- Burglary of an unoccupied conveyance is a third-degree felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison.
- Burglary of an occupied conveyance is a second-degree felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison.
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Most conveyance burglaries in Miami-Dade and Broward occur when the cars are unoccupied, usually when parked. Burglary of a conveyance is seldom charged by itself. Accompanying charges, such as grand theft, criminal mischief, and petit theft, may also be added if items are taken from the car or damage is done. Additional charges will heighten potential penalties, including the length of imprisonment.
Car burglaries are investigated by police detectives who will talk with eyewitnesses, examine surveillance video (if the burglary occurred in a public parking lot), and will collect physical evidence from the car such as DNA and fingerprints. If you have been previously convicted of a crime, your fingerprints and DNA may be on file with FDLE.
Contact a Vehicle Burglary Defense Lawyer in Miami-Dade
If you are facing charges concerning the burglary of a vehicle, you should contact a South Florida criminal defense attorney to defend you immediately. As a former prosecutor for Miami-Dade County, Attorney Eric Matheny has both prosecuted and defended individuals facing these charges. For this reason, he has special insight that helps strengthen the cases he builds to defend clients. Let him use his experience to benefit you in this time of trouble.
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