Burglary Defense

Burglary is the criminal act of illegally entering a dwelling, a structure, or a conveyance with the intent to commit a criminal offense while you are present.

Burglary also applies to the following intentional actions:

  • Notwithstanding a licensed or invited entry, remaining in a dwelling, structure, or conveyance
  • Enter with the intent to commit a criminal offense while they are present
  • After permission to remain therein has been withdrawn, with the intent to commit an offense involving forcible entry

Burglary is a felony of the third degree, punishable by up to life imprisonment.

The Figueroa Law Firm, P.A., represents the legal rights and goals of those involved in burglary defense or other criminal defense issues in Orlando, Florida, and the Surrounding Central Florida area. For a confidential legal consultation, please call 407-217-1836.

Burglary may be a felony of the first degree, punishable by up to imprisonment for a term of years not exceeding life imprisonment, if the burglary offender:

  • Makes an assault or battery upon any person
  • Is or becomes armed within the dwelling, structure, or conveyance, with explosives or a dangerous weapon
  • Enters an occupied or unoccupied dwelling or structure uses a motor vehicle as an instrumentality, other than merely as a getaway vehicle, to assist in committing the offense, and thereby damages the dwelling or structure
  • Causes damage to the dwelling or structure, or to property within the dwelling or structure in excess of $1,000

Burglary may be a felony of the second degree, punishable by up to a $10,000 fine, fifteen (15) years prison and/or probation, if the burglary offender:

  • In the course of committing the offense, the offender does not make an assault or battery and is not and does not become armed with a dangerous weapon or explosive, and the offender enters or remains in a dwelling, structure, or conveyance; and there is another person in the dwelling at the time the offender enters or remains

When facing burglary charges, hiring experienced burglary defense attorneys may provide you the best opportunity to achieve your desired outcome, or a fair and reasonable resolution.

If you require professional legal services regarding burglary charge defense or other criminal defense issues, be proactive in protecting your legal rights by seeking the legal advice of an experienced Orlando burglary defense attorney. Contact The Figueroa Law Firm, P.A., by calling 407-217-1836 or use our online case submission form to schedule a confidential legal consultation.