A structure is a place of business or other building not intended for people to live in. However, it is still a third-degree felony in Florida to commit a burglary of an unoccupied structure. The crime becomes a second-degree felony is the structure is occupied. Like burglary of a dwelling, a burglary is only committed if the entering of the structure occurs without the owner’s consent and with the intent to commit a crime inside of the structure. Most structural burglaries occur in closed businesses after employees have gone home.
It is crucial during the investigation stage not to speak with police without first consulting a South Florida criminal lawyer. Confessions are very strong pieces of evidence in burglary cases. If charged with burglary of a structure, you are facing prison time. Depending on the county in which the offense occurs, a Miami burglary attorney may be useful in fighting the charges in an effort to obtain the best outcome.
Burglary charges can be serious, regardless of the type of structure involved. As such, you need the services of a smart and experienced Miami criminal defense attorney to help you.
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