Dynamic Defense Against your Burglary or Robbery Charges in Florida
More than 80 years of combined experience serving clients in the Jacksonville area and beyond
Facing charges for burglary or robbery can be overwhelming. The punishments are severe, and may have a long-lasting effect on your overall quality of life. Since 1979, the attorneys of Robert Shafer & Associates, P.A. have been assisting clients by providing meticulously-researched and thoroughly-vetted defense strategies. Our criminal defense lawyers have the experience and the know-how to help you when you need them most.
Understanding the differences between burglary and robbery
Many people put the crimes of burglary, robbery and theft in one category. In truth, all three of these crimes are very different. Depending on the charges, the penalties could land you in prison for life.
Burglary: breaking and entering with the intent to commit a crime. Usually the crime is theft, but it could be any type of criminal offense. The level of punishment if you’re convicted depends on
- What was burgled
- Whether anyone was assaulted during the burglary
- Your prior record
Robbery: forcibly depriving someone of their property.
- Strong arm robbery is forcibly taking something from someone without a deadly weapon
- Armed robbery involves using a deadly weapon. It’s punishable up to life in prison.
Use of firearms in burglary and robbery charges
If firearms are involved in either a burglary or robbery, the penalties are substantially enhanced under Florida’s 10-20-LifeLaw. The attorneys at Robert Shafer & Associates have handled countless firearms-related cases in the past, and we know the details and intricacies of the law concerning these offenses and whether or not they can be proven by the government.
Speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney during a free initial consultation at our Jacksonville firm
At Robert Shafer & Associates, we’ve handled thousands of burglary and robbery cases. Our attorneys are prepared for the rigors of defending you in court, and relish the opportunity to defend your rights. To speak with a competent attorney about your case, contact us online or call us at 904-450-5872.