Burglary of a Dwelling

Burglary of a Dwelling

Burglary of a Dwelling

According to Florida Law a dwelling means a building or conveyance that has a roof over it and is designed to be occupied by people lodging therein at night, together with the enclosed space of ground immediately surrounding it.  A dwelling includes an attached porch or attached garage.

If a person unlawfully enters a dwelling with the intent to commit a crime inside, that person would commit a burglary of a dwelling.  For example, if someone were to break into an apartment with the intent to steal property, that person would commit a burglary of a dwelling.

What are the maximum penalties in Florida for Burglary of a Dwelling?
Burglary of a Dwelling is normally a second-degree felony punishable by a maximum of:

  1. 15 years of imprisonment
  2. A $10,000.00 fine
  3. 15 years of probation

However, if during the course of the burglary the accused is armed with a dangerous weapon – or if during the course of the burglary the accused commits an assault or battery – Burglary of a Dwelling becomes a first-degree felony punishable a maximum of life imprisonment.

Are you looking for the best Burglary of a Dwelling lawyer in Tampa Florida? Contact Attorney David C. Hardy.

Tampa Attorney David C. Hardy is a former prosecutor that now represents persons accused of Burglary of a Dwelling.  He is Board Certified by the Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocacy as an Expert in Criminal Trial Law. As a prosecutor and defense attorney, he has extensive experience handling all types of burglary cases.

If you or a loved one has been arrested for Burglary of a Dwelling in Hillsborough County Florida, Pinellas County Florida, or Pasco County Florida, Attorney David C. Hardy has the knowledge, skills, and experience to guide you through this process and obtain the best possible results.