Sarasota Burglary Lawyer

Sarasota Burglary Lawyer

Aggressive Defense Against Burglary Charges in Florida 

In the realm of criminal law, allegations of burglary can be complex and daunting. If you are entangled in a burglary case in Sarasota, Florida, look no further than Fowler Law Group. Our accomplished team of legal professionals is committed to safeguarding your rights and adeptly navigating the intricacies of burglary charges.

Call Fowler Law Group today at (941) 900-3100 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our burglary attorney in Sarasota!

What is Burglary?

Under Florida law, burglary involves entering a dwelling, structure, or conveyance intending to commit an offense. This offense encompasses a broad spectrum, from residential break-ins to unlawfully entering commercial premises. The critical elements of burglary revolve around the accused's intent at entry. Whether facing charges related to a home, business, or vehicle break-in, Fowler Law Group has the expertise to construct a strategic defense tailored to your circumstances.

Penalties for Burglary in Florida

Burglary convictions in Florida come with severe consequences, reflecting the state's commitment to the safety of its residents. Penalties vary based on the degree of burglary, with three distinct categories:

Third-Degree Felony (§810.02(3)(c), Florida Statutes):

  • Maximum imprisonment of up to 5 years
  • Fines not exceeding $5,000

Second-Degree Felony (§810.02(2)(c), Florida Statutes):

  • Maximum imprisonment of up to 15 years
  • Fines not exceeding $10,000

First-Degree Felony (§810.02(2)(a), Florida Statutes):

  • Maximum imprisonment of life or any term of years
  • Fines not exceeding $10,000

These penalties underscore the gravity of burglary charges, emphasizing the need for a skilled legal advocate to navigate the legal landscape and protect your rights.

Defenses Against Burglary Charges

Facing burglary charges requires a robust defense strategy, and Fowler Law Group provides precisely that. Our attorneys meticulously examine case details to construct a defense tailored to your situation. Common defenses against burglary charges include:

  • Lack of Intent: Demonstrating the accused lacked the intent to commit a crime upon entry is a powerful defense. Our attorneys analyze the circumstances to challenge the prosecution's assertions.
  • Lawful Entry: Establishing the accused had a lawful right to be on the premises can undermine burglary charges. This defense may involve proving consent, invitation, or other legal justifications for being on the property.
  • Mistaken Identity: Sometimes, mistaken identity is a viable defense. Our legal team investigates to identify any discrepancies in witness testimony or evidence that may cast doubt on the accused's involvement.
  • Insufficient Evidence: The prosecution must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. If evidence is lacking, our attorneys exploit weaknesses in the case for a favorable outcome.
  • Constitutional Violations: Violating the accused's constitutional rights can lead to evidence suppression. Fowler Law Group scrutinizes law enforcement procedures to identify breaches that may impact evidence admissibility.

Navigating burglary charges demands a legal team with the expertise to craft an effective defense. Fowler Law Group combines legal acumen with a commitment to securing the best outcome for our clients.

Contact Our Sarasota Burglary Attorney Today

If you have been charged with burglary, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney. At Fowler Law Group, we deeply understand Florida's burglary laws and know what it takes to win these cases. When you choose us to represent you, we will provide the aggressive, effective defense you need. 

Contact Fowler Law Group today to schedule a meeting with our burglary lawyer in Sarasota!

Client Reviews

  • Made an unpleasant experience more bearable.

    “Both Mr. Fowler and his staff were a pleasure to work with and made an unpleasant experience more bearable. I greatly appreciate his assistance and would highly recommend him to anyone.”

  • Best choice for my legal defense.

    “In August 2016, I was arrested for driving under the influence. After my release from jail, my best friend Jessica gave me a number for a defense lawyer so I could hopefully fix my current legal situation involving my arrest by Sarasota PD. Mr. Fowler previously helped my friend get out of her sticky situation with the law. After briefly speaking to Mr. Fowler about my situation, I decided that he would be the best choice for my legal defense.”

  • Demonstrated true passion & professional in my case.

    “Mr. Fowler took on a criminal case in my behave & display full attention to my concerns, he demonstrated true passion & professional in my case. If you ever need a criminal attorney, I highly recommend this law firm for your situation.”

  • Great Job!

    “Mr. Fowler did a great job. He worked hard for my defense and got me the best possible out come for my case.”

  • Highly Recommend!

    “Highly recommended. James is very knowledgeable.”

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Why Choose Us?

  • May 2024
    Andrew Pouget was named as one of The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers.
  • May 2024
    James Fowler was named as one of The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers.
  • May 2024

    James Fowler is selected to the 2024 Top 50 Lawyers In America list.

  • March 2024
    James Fowler is given the Lawyers of Distinction Award.


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