Help With Burglary Charges in West Palm Beach
Florida Statute 812.13
When you face serious burglary or home invasion charges in West Palm Beach, or anywhere in South Florida, the skilled criminal defense attorney you want on your side is R. Wayne Richter.
As your criminal defense lawyer, Wayne uses his experience and background to build a tough defense against those who would convict and punish you. Wayne knows prosecution strategies and can counter them with tactics of his own, which will work to your advantage when the stakes are at their highest
(1) “Robbery” means the taking of money or other property which may be the subject of larceny from the person or custody of another, with intent to either permanently or temporarily deprive the person or the owner of the money or other property, when in the course of the taking there is the use of force, violence, assault, or putting in fear.
(2)(a) If in the course of committing the robbery the offender carried a firearm or other deadly weapon, then the robbery is a felony of the first degree, punishable by imprisonment for a term of years not exceeding life imprisonment or as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
(b) If in the course of committing the robbery the offender carried a weapon, then the robbery is a felony of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
(c) If in the course of committing the robbery the offender carried no firearm, deadly weapon, or other weapons, then the robbery is a felony of the second degree, punishable as provided in s.775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
(3)(a) An act shall be deemed “in the course of committing the robbery” if it occurs in an attempt to commit robbery or in flight after the attempt or commission.
(b) An act shall be deemed “in the course of the taking” if it occurs either prior to, contemporaneous with, or subsequent to the taking of the property and if it and the act of taking constitute a continuous series of acts or events.
How Can Wayne Richter Help?
In addition to the potential criminal penalties, an arrest for Burglary could have a significant impact on your reputation and your job, but it doesn’t have to. Wayne Richter is an attorney that is dedicated to obtaining the results his clients deserve. Call Wayne Richter for an immediate free consultation where we can explore potential defenses and resolutions to your case. If you or someone you know has been arrested for a prostitution-related offense you may be eligible for a pre-trial diversion program that would ultimately result in your criminal case being dropped. Call Wayne to see if you qualify. Even if you do not qualify, there are other ways to successfully defend your case.
Record Sealing & Expunctions
A Burglary offense is eligible to be sealed or expunged from your criminal record depending on any other prior criminal history and the final outcome of your case. Feel free to call our West Palm Beach burglary charges attorney to see if you are eligible to have your reputation protected.