Burglary of a Structure or Conveyance in Florida

Orlando Criminal Defense and Family Law Attorney

What is Burglary of a Structure or Conveyance?

According to Florida Statute 810.011, Burglary of a Structure of Conveyance is entering a structure or conveyance with the intent to commit an offense (crime) therein (inside the structure or conveyance), unless the premises are at the time open to the public or the defendant is licensed or invited to enter or remain there.

A structure is defined as anything that is built or going to be built. A conveyance is anything that is owned, such as a motor vehicle, ship, vessel, railroad train, aircraft, or a car designed for sleeping.

Penalties for Burglary of a Structure or Conveyance

Burglary of a Structure or Conveyance is a 3rd Degree Felony Burglary with penalties of up to 5 years in prison or probation and a fine of $5,000.00, where the defendant enters or remains in a structure or conveyance and there is not another person there.

Possible Defenses for Burglary of a Structure or Conveyance

Each Burglary case is different, and it’s important to speak with a bBurglary defense attorney about your specific case. In some cases, possible defenses may include:

  1. Permission – if a person has permission to be at location, that’s a defense to Burglary.
  2. Identification – If a Burglary occurs when no one is there, the State sometimes has to prove identification through fingerprints or DNA. This is considered circumstantial evidence. Fingerprints or DNA can show that someone was at a particular location but cannot prove when. In certain cases, this identification defense can go hand in hand with permission.
  3. Not having the intent to commit a crime within the premises – If there was no intent to commit a crime, then it cannot be a Burglary. It may, however, be Trespassing.

Contact an Experienced Orlando Burglary Defense Attorney

At Frost Law, we have experience handling all kind of Burglary cases. We know how the prosecution works and we know how to prepare a strong defense.

Please call us today at 407-670-5569 or contact us using the form on our website for a Free Consultation.