What is burglary of a conveyance?
According to the Florida Burglary Statutes, “conveyance” means any motor vehicle, ship, vessel, railroad vehicle or car, trailer, aircraft, or sleeping car. Entering a conveyance with the intent to commit a crime is a felony offense. Even if an individual was invited into a vehicle and then that invitation is withdrawn, remaining in the vehicle is considered a felony if it can be proven that there was intent to commit a crime.
If the conveyance is occupied at the time of entry, this raises the offense to a second degree felony. A felony in the first degree can be charged if someone is armed while committing burglary of a conveyance or becomes armed during the act. Committing assault or battery upon a person during a burglary is also a first degree felony. A Tampa Bay theft crime lawyer should be hired as a first step after being arrested for a burglary crime.
Felony Charges for Vehicle Theft
The theft of a vehicle is considered ” grand theft”. This occurs when a person deprives an individual of their property temporarily or permanently. This crime is a third degree felony and can be punishable by up to 5 years in prison. Depending on circumstances, burglary and vehicle theft could lead to extended prison sentences if any kind of battery took place.
No matter the extent of the charges against you, at Greater Tampa Law, P.L.., we know that you will need help. You are facing the full force of the prosecution and need a tough defense in order to protect your rights and diligently fight for you. It is possible to successfully defend against these charges. Our experience and dedication can be utilized to seek a favorable outcome in your case.
Contact a Tampa Bay theft crime attorney if you are facing the charge of burglary of a conveyance and you need assistance with your defense.