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Burglary - Penalties

Burglary - Overview

Burglary - Penalties

Burglary - Laws

Penalties
 
The penalties for a burglary conviction depend on several factors including whether the following occurred during the burglary: assault, battery, property damage, or use of a weapon. Additionally, the severity of the crime will also be based on the location of the burglary such as: burglary of a dwelling/home, burglary of a conveyance (usually a car) and burglary of a structure (usually a building other than a home). Generally, penalties are as follows:
 

  • Burglary, felony of the first degree, punishable by imprisonment for a term of years not exceeding life imprisonment (subject to certain circumstances);
  • Burglary, felony of the second degree, punishable by either or a combination of the following: up to 15 years of state supervised probation or up to 15 years of state prison and/or up to a fine of $10,000(subject to certain circumstances);
  • Burglary; felony of the third degree, punishable by either or a combination of the following: up to 5 years state supervised probation or up to 5 years in state prison and/or up to a fine of $5,000 (subject to certain circumstances).
     

Note: any of the above-mentioned penalties will also include court costs and may include court ordered community service, classes, restitution or other sanctions the court deems appropriate.
 
The material on this page is not intended to be legal advice. Florida criminal law is continually changing therefore some of the provisions contained here may be out of date. It is always best to consult a Florida criminal defense lawyer about your legal rights and responsibilities regarding your particular case.
 
For complete penalty language please see F.S. 775.082, 775.083 and 775.084.
 
Consult With An Experienced Orlando Criminal Defense Lawyer

A burglary charge is very serious and under certain circumstances carries a penalty of LIFE IMPRISONMENT. Because of the serious nature of this charge and other complexities in handling these types of cases it is vitally important that you obtain representation from an Orlando criminal defense lawyer experienced in defending, not prosecuting these types of crimes.

If you have been arrested and charged with burglary or any other theft related offense contact the Orlando criminal defense law firm of Corzo & Kohrs. Call toll free 877-99CK-LAW for a free consultation and explanation of your rights.

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