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Fort Walton Beach Burglary of a Conveyance Attorney

The most common Burglary of a Conveyance case that I defend in Fort Walton Beach stems from kids breaking into cars. Most people, especially teenagers, have no idea how serious things are until they get arrested, or until a parent learns that their child has been arrested for a felony offense.

If you or your child has been arrested for Burglary of a Conveyance in Fort Walton Beach, call me right away at (850) 243-6097. Having an attorney retained as early in the process as possible is vital to the outcome of your case. I may be able to influence what formal charges get filed against you by the prosecutor. For a juvenile client, this could be the difference between the case being heard in juvenile court vs. adult court.

Burglary of a Conveyance under Florida Law

Florida Statute 810.02 states that in order for someone to be found guilty of Burglary of a Conveyance, the State must prove that the suspect entered into a conveyance, and remained there with the intent to commit a crime.

Most people think a conveyance means a car, or motor vehicle and that is the most common conveyance. However, Florida Statute 810.011 defines a conveyance as “any motor vehicle, ship, vessel, railroad vehicle or car, trailer, aircraft, or sleeping car.”

Burglary of a Conveyance: A Felony Offense

Burglary of a Conveyance in Fort Walton Beach and throughout Florida is a felony. There are 3 different levels of this charge, and the penalty varies based on occupancy and whether a weapon was involved.

  1. Burglary of Unoccupied Conveyance: This charge is a third degree felony with a potential 5 year prison sentence.
  2. Burglary of Occupied Conveyance: If the conveyance was occupied by someone, you face a second degree felony with a potential 15 year prison sentence.
  3. Burglary of a Conveyance While Armed: If you were armed with a dangerous weapon when you entered the conveyance, or you became armed while committing this crime, you will be charged with a first degree felony with a 30 year possible prison sentence.

Defending a Fort Walton Beach Burglary of a Conveyance charge.

If you are a young person with no prior criminal record and you have been accused of Burglary of a Conveyance, it is possible for you to get a second chance with a clean slate. I may be able to convince the State to allow you into a Pretrial Diversion program. If you successfully complete this program, all charges are dismissed. You may even be eligible to have the arrest expunged from your record.

I will also explore all possible legal defenses to the charge and prepare the case for trial. I have found that prosecutors are far more likely to offer my clients favorable outcomes if they know that I am ready and willing to go to trial if need be.

The bottom line: My #1 goal is to give you a second chance and a fresh start.

Your Fort Walton Beach Burglary of a Conveyance Attorney

Why do I think Flaherty Defense Firm is your best option if you or a loved one have been charged with Burglary of a Conveyance? Because I know what I’m doing. I have been practicing criminal defense exclusively here in Fort Walton Beach since 2001. Over the years, I have developed a reputation as an attorney that gets results that protect my clients’ freedom, their record, and their reputation.

If you entrust me with your defense, I can’t guarantee what the outcome will be in your case. But I do guarantee that I will do everything possible to secure the best possible result for you. My team and I care about our clients and take our responsibility very seriously.

If you would like me to take on this fight with you, I am ready to help.

If you are ready to put a professional attorney and defense team to work for you, call me today at (850) 243-6097. We are available 24/7.

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