Kissimmee Burglary Attorneys

Burglary is a serious offense, and those convicted face severe penalties, including fines, imprisonment, and a permanent criminal record. At Perez LaSure Law, our burglary lawyers in Kissimmee, Florida believe that everyone caught in the legal system deserves a fair chance to defend against criminal allegations. When faced with legal challenges, it is crucial to remember that everyone is innocent until proven guilty.

What Constitutes a Burglary?

Under Florida Statute §810.02(1)(b), a burglary is committed when an individual unlawfully enters or remains in a dwelling owned by, or in possession of, another person, without permission or with permission that has been withdrawn, with intent to commit a crime. Florida prosecutors pursue charges and convictions aggressively. A highly skilled and experienced law firm must represent and strongly advocate for the accused.

Felony Charges for the Crime of Burglary

  • A first-degree felony for burglary is charged if a person unlawfully enters a dwelling, structure, or conveyance and commits a crime of assault or battery against another. A conviction carries up to lifetime imprisonment. 
  • A second-degree felony for burglary is charged when a defendant is unarmed and unlawfully enters an occupied dwelling or structure. A conviction can carry a sentence of up to fifteen years in prison. 
  • A third-degree felony burglary is the least severe and may include a penalty of up to five years in prison. In this case, the perpetrator is unarmed, the property is unoccupied, and there is no violence.

Criminal charges depend on the severity of the crime, such as the use of weapons, injuries incurred, and the defendant’s criminal history.

A Sampling of Legal Strategies are:

  • Challenging the Prosecution’s Evidence: Inconsistencies in witness testimony or law enforcement reporting may cast doubt on the defendant’s guilt. At Perez LaSure Law, we scrutinize the evidence immediately in every case.
  • Lack of intent: Intending to commit a crime is a key element of a burglary case. If a prosecutor cannot prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you intended to commit a crime, the charge may be dismissed or reduced to trespassing, a much less serious offense.
  • Mistaken Identity: An alibi defense involves providing evidence that the accused was at another location when the crime was committed. Evidence may include eyewitnesses, financial records, transportation receipts, time-stamped video surveillance footage, or data from electronic devices.
  • Permission of the Owner or Claim of Ownership: The accused may believe they have a legal claim to the property or may have misunderstood the owner’s withdrawal of permission to be there.

Trusted Legal Representation for the Defense of Burglary Cases

The knowledgeable lawyers at Perez LaSure Law have extensive experience handling burglary crimes. They meticulously investigate every case and give it the individual attention it deserves. Since 2014, Attorney Migdalia Perez and Attorney Kim LaSure has provided compassionate legal services to those charged with crimes in the Central Florida community. 

At Perez LaSure Law, we work tirelessly to ensure you receive the best possible outcome. We will protect your rights throughout every stage of the process. If you or a loved one are charged with burglary, contact us immediately for a consultation to discuss your legal options. Contact Perez LaSure Law at our Kissimmee, Florida, office at (407) 204-9917. We offer legal services in English and Spanish. Our experience and advocacy are your best defense.

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