West Palm Beach Robbery & Burglary Attorney
Florida laws pertaining to the Offenses of Robbery and Burglary carry extremely harsh penalties
West Palm Beach robbery & burglary attorney, Scott Skier, has represented countless clients charged with these law violations. Crimes such as Robbery and Burglary can be enhanced depending on the criminal record of the accused. These laws are subject to enhancement if the accused has been released from the Department of Corrections within a three (3) year period from the date of the alleged new offense. These enhancements are known as Prison Releasee Re-Offender (PRR) enhancements and can cause an individual to do an excessive amount of time in custody. There are various types of Burglaries and crimes that include taking the Property of another:
- Grand Theft
- Petty Theft
- Burglary with a Battery
Robbery vs. Burglary
West Palm Beach Robbery
Robbery is a crime of theft wherein the accused uses some type of force, violence or threat of violence against another person during the commission of the crime. Robbery is a felony that is punishable by up to 15 years in prison and up to 30 years if a weapon or firearm was used.
If a weapon is used, it is referred to as armed robbery, and depending on what transpires during the crime, the penalties differ:
- Mandatory 10-year minimum imprisonment for weapon possession
- Mandatory 20-year minimum imprisonment if the firearm was discharged
- Up to 25 years to life if the victim suffered serious bodily injury
Convicted repeat or habitual offenders suffer more severe consequences.
West Palm Beach Burglary
Burglary is entering a home, business, building or vehicle for the purpose of committing a crime therein. Burglary can hold penalties ranging from five years to life in prison, depending on the severity of the crime. Burglary becomes a first degree felony when it is accompanied by an assault, battery, weapon possession or severe property damage. It is also possible to be convicted of burglary for simply trespassing.
West Palm Beach Criminal Defense Lawyers Fight for You
Our primary goal is to keep you out of custody. Based on the prosecutor’s case and your criminal history, I strive to get the charges against you reduced or dismissed entirely. Breaking Florida shoplifting, theft, petty theft or grand larceny laws can have very serious consequences. Our job as West Palm Beach robbery & burglary attorneys are to ensure that you get the best possible outcome in your case and keep your record as clean as possible. We have been practicing West Palm Beach Criminal lawyers for over a decade and have earned the respect of all prosecutors with whom we work with on a daily basis.
If you are in need of the service of well respected local West Palm Beach Criminal Attorneys immediately contact us
Our firm can be reached at any time at 561-820-1508 or you can contact us online to schedule your free consultation. The Skier Law Firm, P.A. serves Palm Beach County, Broward County, Dade County, Martin County, St. Lucie County, Lee County, Ockeechobee County, in all types of criminal matters.