Finding out you’re facing charges for the Possession of Burglary Tools in South Florida can feel overwhelming, but the dedicated burglary attorneys at Rossen Law Firm are here to guide you every step of the way.
What is the Crime of Possessing Burglary Tools?
A possession of Burglary Tools Crime happens when someone is found possessing tools intended to use to burglarize or trespass.
As a South Florida attorney can further explain, a Possession of Burglary Tools crime occurs when a person has in his or her possession any tool, machine, or implement with intent to use the tools, machines, or implements (or allow others to use them) to commit any burglary or trespass.
CONSEQUENCES OF POSSESSION OF BURGLARY TOOLS IN FORT LAUDERDALE
In Florida, Possession of Burglary Tools is a third-degree felony, with penalties of up to 5 years in prison, 5 years of probation and a $5,000 fine.
POSSESSION OF BURGLARY TOOLS CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY IN SOUTH FLORIDA
If you’re facing a Possession of Burglary Tools charge – you’ve come to the right place. Rossen Law Firm has plenty of experience providing a compassionate and expert defense to possession of burglary tools charges and burglary crimes in Fort Lauderdale.
Helping you is more than just our job; it’s our purpose. And we take our purpose very seriously. After all, we believe that bad things can happen to good people.
Give our office a call if you’re facing Possession of Burglary Tools criminal allegations. We’ll listen to your story, discuss the best course of action for you and see what resources may help you. One mistake shouldn’t have the power to ruin your life – and we’ll fight by your side to make sure it doesn’t.
Possession of Burglary Tools Defenses
- No Overt Act: A conviction for possession of burglary tools can not be upheld unless the defendant engages in or causes some overt act toward commission of burglary beyond merely thinking or talking about it.
- Burglary Tools Not in Defendant’s Possession: Where the burglary tools are not in the physical possession of the defendant (placed in a car or concealed in a hidden location), the State may be unable to prove intent to use the tools in the commission of alleged burglary or trespass.
- No Proof of Intent: A required element of possession of burglary tools is that the defendant had the intent, not only to carry out a trespass or burglary while burglary tools are in the defendant’s possession, but also to actually use the tools or other instrumentalities in the commission of the trespass or burglary. This creates dual intent burden for the State and a potentially strong evidentiary defense.
Free Possession of Burglary Tools Criminal Defense Strategy Session
We handle Possession of Burglary Tools cases of all types. We know how to protect your rights and provide you with a customized and aggressive defense to your criminal charges.
Rossen Law Firms offers FREE strategy sessions so you know how we’ll formulate a plan to get the best possible result on your case.
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