Property crimes in Florida can include trespass, criminal mischief, burglary, possession of burglary tools, and arson. At The Law Office of Tiffany H. Poore, we have extensive experience defending all types of property crimes.
Although crimes such as trespass and criminal mischief may not seem overly serious in nature, certain elements can enhance them from misdemeanors to felonies where prison is a possible sentence. All types of burglary whether it be to a conveyance, structure, or dwelling are felonies in Florida and have the potential for prison.
Specifically, burglary to a dwelling scores guidelines, meaning a prison sentence is mandatory for a conviction, even for first-time offenders. A criminal defense attorney may be able to argue for a downward departure to prevent such a harsh sentence.
Property crimes have a number of defenses available, and an attorney can explain your options. If you or a loved one have been arrested for any type of property crime in Northeast Florida, contact The Law Office of Tiffany H. Poore for a free consultation.