A burglary conviction under Florida law can result in severe penalties, including jail time.
What is Burglary Offense in Florida?
Burglary is defined under Florida Statutes § 810.02 as entering a structure, dwelling, or conveyance with the express intent to steal property or commit an offense. In most cases, a person with permission to enter the dwelling or those entering public premises are not guilty of burglary.
Concerning this, the State may have a conviction if they can prove the following:
- You entered the premises intending to commit a crime under surreptitious circumstances
- You remained on the premises long after you no longer had permission to stay on the property and committed a crime
- You attempted to commit or committed a forcible felony
A forcible felony for this statute includes:
- Sexual battery
- Aggravated assault