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Armed Burglary 

Armed Burglary is a serious felony offense punishable by life imprisonment in the State of Florida. This is why it’s important to avoid entering a plea or going to trial without first talking to an experienced criminal defense lawyer. If you are under investigation for armed burglary, it is important that you hire a skilled violent crime attorney to represent you. Contact Terrezza Law today. 

Armed Burglary Attorney in Pensacola, FL

Were you charged with armed burglary or any kind of violent crime in the State of Florida? You should contact Terrezza Law immediately to obtain a favorable outcome in your case. Burglary is harshly prosecuted under Florida law, and no person should remain unrepresented when facing such a serious charge. A person can face incarceration in prison for armed burglary even on their first offense. 

Terrezza Law serves clients all over Santa Rosa County and Escambia County. Contact us today at (850) 764-5291 to have criminal defense attorney John Terrezza explore defenses for your case. He will work hard to contest your armed burglary accusations.


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What is Armed Burglary?

Armed burglary is a felony of the first degree, punishable by imprisonment for a term of years not exceeding life imprisonment. To be convicted of the offense of armed burglary, the State must prove the following elements beyond all reasonable doubt:

What qualifies as a dangerous weapon is often a significant question in armed burglary cases. For an object that was designed and constructed to cause death or great bodily harm if used in its ordinary and usual manner, like a firearm, it is not necessary for the State to prove that the defendant was willing to use the object in furtherance of the burglary in order for an object to constitute a “dangerous weapon.”  An object not designed to inflict bodily harm may nonetheless be a “dangerous weapon” if it was used, or threatened to be used, or intended to be used, in a manner likely to cause death or great bodily harm. What is and is not a dangerous weapon is not always obvious, and the difference can have a huge impact on your case and your future. Distinctions such as this are why it is important to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney like John Terrezza to handle your armed burglary case.


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Armed Burglary Penalties in Florida

Armed burglary is punishable by up to life in prison. If the weapon possessed was a firearm, the alleged offender will face a minimum mandatory sentence under the 10-20-life statute.


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Additional Resources for Armed Burglary

Florida Statutes: Burglary – Visit the official website for the Florida Statutes which provides information on criminal offenses and their penalties. The webpage defines burglary and classifies it as a second-degree felony.


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Pensacola Violent Crime Attorney in Florida

If you are currently facing accusations of burglary or armed burglary, our team at Terrezza Law can help defend your rights. Violent crime cases require skilled legal representation and, fortunately, John Terrezza at Terrezza Law has years of experience defending those arrested for burglary charges.

Terrezza Law represents clients in communities all over Santa Rosa County and Escambia County. Call (850) 764-5291 or complete an online contact form right now to receive a complete review of your case during a free, confidential consultation. John Terrezza is prepared to get your charges reduced or dismissed or to take your case to trial if necessary.


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