Broward County Robbery / Burglary Charges
Defending Clients Against Theft Crime Offenses
It would appear to some that burglary and robbery would be similar, however
they are two separate and serious criminal offenses that are a type of
theft but fall into the category of
violent crimes due to the manner in which they are committed. These crimes carry serious
charges, with heavy fines and up to 10-20 years in prison if the crime
involved a weapon. It is imperative that you seek competent legal counsel
immediately after being arrested or charged for a violent crime. As a
skilled criminal defense attorney, serving Broward County and Ft. Lauderdale, Michael Mirer represents juveniles
and adults in the face of burglary and robbery charges.
The Crime of Robbery
The crime of robbery involves the taking or attempting to take a valuable
possession from another person by use of a threat or force or intimidation.
The crime is committed in the presence of the victim. The word robbery
is a very old word and has been known in train or bank robberies or muggings
as a "holdup" or a "stickup". The crime of robbery
is usually divided into different 'degrees or types'. The degrees
vary by state and can also depend on whether a weapon or something like
a weapon was used and/or if there was an accomplice.
The Crime of Burglary
The crime of burglary is the unlawful or unwanted entry of a facility,
building or structure to commit some type of felony or a theft. As is
robbery, the word is very old and burglary is also known by many as doing
a "break in," or, "breaking and entering." A burglary
doesn't include breaking into a car, which is considered larceny.
Burglary does not have to involve any damage. It is still considered burglary
if someone enters through an unlocked door or window with the intent to
commit a felony or theft. This is called 'non-forcible entry'.
Criminal Defense Lawyer, Michael Mirer
Florida criminal lawyer Michael Mirer can help if you or someone you know
has been accused of, arrested for or charged with burglary or robbery.
Mr. Mirer has been practicing in the Broward County/Fort Lauderdale area
for over 10 years and has well rounded experience, being a former prosecuting attorney.
Michael Mirer would be more than happy to discuss your situation in the
free initial consultation and provide you with valuable and practical
advice on your best options. This is a no obligation service and we have
the utmost respect for your privacy. All contacts are strictly confidential.
Been arrested for robbery or burglary?
Contact Criminal Defense Attorney Michael Mirer and receive his help for your legal situation.