Burglary In Florida Defined
Florida Statute 810.02 – Burglary
(1)(a) For offenses committed on or before July 1, 2001, “burglary” means entering or remaining in a dwelling, a structure, or a conveyance with the intent to commit an offense therein, unless the premises are at the time open to the public or the defendant is licensed or invited to enter or remain.
(b) For offenses committed after July 1, 2001, “burglary” means:
1. Entering a dwelling, a structure, or a conveyance with the intent to commit an offense therein, unless the premises are at the time open to the public or the defendant is licensed or invited to enter; or
2. Notwithstanding a licensed or invited entry, remaining in a dwelling, structure, or conveyance:
a. Surreptitiously, with the intent to commit an offense therein;
b. After permission to remain therein has been withdrawn, with the intent to commit an offense therein; or
c. To commit or attempt to commit a forcible felony, as defined in s. 776.08.
(2) Burglary 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, if, in the course of committing the offense, the offender:
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Misdemeanors: Lesser offenses, defined by the degree of harm caused to society and how morally repugnant the infraction is deemed to be by the legislature, with punishments generally consisting of fines up to $1,000 and/or jail sentences of less than a year in a county correctional facility. Examples include: petty theft, nuisance and disturbing the peace charges, as well as many types of traffic violations, including some types of first offense DUI
Felonies: More serious offenses, usually defined in terms of severity of harm inflicted, with punishments generally consisting of jail sentences of over a year in a state penitentiary or correctional facility, fines of up to $15,000 per charge, or death imposed and administered by the state in form of execution. Examples include: most types of drug charges, weapons charges, aggravated assault, sex crimes, and almost any act that results in the death of another