The Salazar Law Firm of Fort Lauderdale represents adults and juveniles who have been arrested or are under investigation for burglary in Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. In the state of Florida, burglary is always a felony, so it’s not a charge that should ever be taken likely. Because the Florida courts consider burglary an invasive crime—possibly the most invasive of the property crimes—judges deliver particularly harsh sentences to convicted burglars. Criminal defense attorney Michael Salazar has successfully defended dozens of individuals who have been accused of burglarizing residences, businesses, and vehicles. Contact his Fort Lauderdale office to discuss your next move.

Burglary in Florida

Burglary is defined as “[e]ntering a dwelling, a structure, or a conveyance with the intent to commit an offense therein.” – FSS 810.02 (1)(b)

That means that it is not enough for a police officer to merely articulate that you were inside of a residence; he or she must also prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you committed another crime, like theft or criminal mischief, or intended to commit one. Oftentimes, law enforcement officers charge burglary when the arrestee was actually only trespassing (a misdemeanor in Florida). Because of this, criminal defense attorney Michael Salazar has been very successful at having burglary charges reduced to trespass in the Broward, Dade, and Palm Beach courtrooms.

Criminal defense attorney Michael Salazar of Fort Lauderdale represents clients who have been accused of all burglary crimes, including:

  • Burglary of a Conveyance
  • Residential Burglary
  • Burglary to a Business
  • Burglary to Curtilage
  • Armed Burglary
  • Possession of Burglary Tools
  • Burglary of an Occupied Dwelling
  • Burglary with a Battery
  • Home Invasion
  • Trespassing
  • Loitering and Prowling

It’s important to note that, in Florida, burglary is not charged as “breaking and entering” as it is in other states.

Private Criminal Defense Lawyer of South Florida for Burglary Crimes

If you’ve been charged with burglary or are aware that you are under investigation for burglary, you need to retain the services of a knowledgeable and experienced criminal defense lawyer immediately. Any delay can jeopardize the successful outcome of your case and give the prosecution an advantage.

To schedule an initial consultation with a criminal defense lawyer who has a successful track record when it comes to burglary crimes, call the Salazar Law Firm at (954) 278-8314.

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