Burglary and Theft
In Florida, theft is the illegal taking of another person's property without that person's freely-given consent. The word is also used as an informal shorthand term for some crimes against property, such as burglary, embezzlement, larceny, looting, robbery, shoplifting, fraud and sometimes criminal conversion. Theft charges can be filed as misdemeanors or felonies depending on the circumstances surrounding the allegation.
Burglary is a felony that can be filed many different ways. The most common forms of Burglary are to a structure/conveyance or to a home/dwelling. Depending on how the charges are filed, mandatory jail/prison time may be a penalty upon a conviction. Hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney is important to defend against such allegations. Contact the office to schedule a consultation.