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Caught on camera burglarizing home

On Behalf of | Sep 29, 2014 | Burglary

Video rarely lies, but that doesn’t mean your defense simply rests.

Police in Winter Park, FL, are searching for a man they claim burglarized a home. He was able to leave the scene of the alleged crime by driving through the front yard and speeding off. According to the police the man burglarized the home, and when officers responded to the scene they spotted him in his car taking off. Even though the officers weren’t able to catch the man as he sped through the yard, they were able to release a clear photo of the suspect from when he was inside the home.

With video of the suspect inside the burglarized house, the man would be advised to turn himself in and get a lawyer as quickly as possible. The prosecution must show that this suspect entered the premises without any authorization. Your defense attorney has a few options too. For example, just because he entered the home doesn’t necessarily mean he intended to commit a crime inside. What if he is friends with the homeowner and the house was open to him? 

Florida law states that burglary is a felony in the first degree, second degree, or third degree. The punishment for a burglary conviction depends on the degree of the crime. If this person is convicted of a third degree felony, it can result in a prison term of up to five years as well as a fine of up to $5,000. The sentence could increase to a maximum sentence of imprisonment for 15 years and a fine of $10,000 for a second degree felony. 



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