Burglary Attorney in Panama City
Reliable Counsel, Aggressive Defense
Burglary is defined in Florida as entering a building or store with the intent to commit an offense, especially theft. You will not only face prison time, but you will also be forced to pay heavy fines and be considered a convicted felon.
Your best strategy is to call attorney Rusty Shepard, an experienced Panama City criminal defense lawyer.
Mr. Shepard has a perfect 10.0 "Superb" rating from Avvo and is ready to hear you out. Call his firm today to schedule a consultation.
Consequences for Burglary Crimes
Burglary crimes can vary greatly, however, each charge carries serious penalties and repercussions. Third degree felony burglary can carry a prison sentence of up to five years. If you commit burglary in a building and are not in the presence of others, it is considered a third degree crime.
Second degree felony burglary is committed on certain types of property:
- A home
- Store or business
- Authorized emergency vehicle such as a police car or ambulance
- A building where the offense to be committed is the theft of a controlled substance
This offense can carry up to 15 years in jail and numerous fines.
Felony burglary in the first degree occurs when:
- You are armed or become armed while committing the offense
- You commit an assault or battery upon another
- You cause damage to the building during the burglary
This offense can carry up to 30 years in jail and results in serious fines and other penalties.
Contact the Firm for Counsel
Shepard Law attorneys have years of experience in defending clients accused of crimes in Panama City and their skilled representation could make all the difference is challenging your burglary arrest.
Shepard Law attorneys are ready to hear about your case during a complementary consultation. Call Shepard Law today to get started building your defense.