Unlawful Entry of a Structure
The unlawful entry of a structure could lead to a burglary charge or arrest if it can be shown that the person entering the structure had the intent to commit an offense. This is a third-degree felony. If there is a person already in the structure at the time the offender enters or remains, the charge can be raised to a felony in the second degree which potentially could result in imprisonment for up to 15 years. In the event that the offender is armed or becomes armed while in the structure, or commits battery on another, a felony in the first degree can be charged. A first-degree felony conviction could result in a prison sentence of up to 30 years.
A structure is basically considered to be any permanent or temporary building which has a roof over it. A Tampa Bay theft crime lawyer at Greater Tampa Law P.L. should be contacted if you have any questions as to the potential consequences of being convicted of burglary.
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Your attorney needs to be able to aggressively defend you during this stressful time. You need to be kept updated as to the progress of your case and your concerns need to be taken seriously and answered promptly. We firmly believe that every client deserves our best efforts and will vigorously fight for your defense. There are many successful defenses to burglary charges and we are very familiar with them.
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Contact a Tampa Bay theft crime attorney if you are seeking a tough attorney that will pursue a victory in your burglary case.