Burglary Defense Attorney Tampa

If you or someone you love has been accused of burglary, there’s no time to waste. Prosecutors have 21 days from when you were arrested to decide if they are going to file formal charges. It’s highly advisable that you find a burglary defense attorney in Tampa who can begin the process of combating the prosecution’s case. Oftentimes, the prosecutor has evidence to support their case so it takes a skilled, experienced, and determined attorney to successfully defend you.

Trust The Rickman Law Firm for Your Burglary Defense

Anthony Rickman is a savvy and experienced burglary defense lawyer in Tampa who has successfully defended countless clients over the last 10 years. Rickman is precise and thorough in his approach to defending his clients. He is adept at finding holes in the prosecution’s case. This skill has allowed him to attain a reduction or dismissal of criminal charges for numerous clients. As a former prosecutor, Rickman understands the tactics they use and knows how to maneuver against them.

Defenses a Burglary Defense Lawyer in Tampa May Use

Burglary is defined as the entering of a building, including a dwelling, structure, or conveyance, with the intent to commit a crime. If convicted, you can face up to life in prison depending on the severity of the crime (crimes involving a firearm or battery are weighed heavier). The prosecutor bears the burden of proving that you intended to commit a crime when you unlawfully entered a building. A skilled attorney can attack the prosecutor’s lack of evidence, such as eyewitness identification, fingerprints, or DNA to establish that the charge cannot be proven. A burglary defense attorney in Tampa will likely use one of the following defenses:

  • You cannot be charged for burglary if you are not aware that a friend or family member entered a dwelling, structure or conveyance without permission. In these cases, simply being a bystander is not a crime.
  • You had permission to enter the dwelling, structure or conveyance.
  • You lack criminal intent. To be convicted of burglary, the state is required to prove the person accused had the intent to commit a crime.

For a free consultation with an experienced burglary defense lawyer in Tampa, please contact The Rickman Law Firm at (813) 712-8736 or submit our contact request form.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.

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