The Law in Plain English – Boca Raton ➔ Boynton ➔ West Palm Beach ➔ Jupiter’s Top Criminal Lawyer Joshua LeRoy, ESQ. on:Home-Invasion Robbery – F.S. 812.135
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Home-Invasion Robbery is a very serious criminal charge! Home invasion robbery is defined as illegal entry into a house, or other dwelling, with intent to commit a robbery and does in fact commit a robbery of the occupants. No matter how many people are robbed inside the dwelling, a single home-invasion robbery charge applies. That is different from robbery charges, where each person robbed can be charged separately.
Home-invasion robbery is a first degree felony punishable by up to 30 years jail time, 30 years of probation, and thousands of dollars in fines. Like other felony offenses, the penalty for home-invasion robbery increases significantly if a firearm or other deadly weapon was used or is carried during the commission of the crime. If a firearm or other deadly weapon was used or was carried during the commission of the crime, then the crime is punishable by life in prison. A home-invasion robbery with firearm or other deadly weapon is a level 10 offense, the highest level offense in Florida’s criminal punishment code. If a gun is used or carried during a home-invasion robbery the 10-20-life punishments apply.
In order to be convicted of home invasion robbery, the State must prove that the person charged entered the dwelling with the intent to commit a robbery, and committed the robbery once inside. Usually the State will rely on statements of victims, video evidence, and forensic evidence to prove the charge.
Just because you have been alleged in committing the crime, it doesn’t necessarily mean you will be found guilty.
What’s “Home Invasion Burglary”?
In the state of Florida, Home Invasion Burglary is a robbery that happens inside a home. It is different from a burglary charge because home-invasion robbery requires the taking of property by force or fear from the occupants of the dwelling, not just taking property from the dwelling itself.
What are the punishments for “home invasion robbery”?
A weaponless home-invasion robbery is a first degree felony punishable by up to thirty years in prison. Per Florida’s Sentencing Code, the mandatory minimum sentence, if convicted of a weapon-less home invasion-robbery for a person with no prior convictions, is 34.5 months in prison. If a gun or other deadly weapon was used or carried, obviously the mandatory minimum amount of time in prison increases as well.
If you, or someone you know, have been charged with Home-Invasion Robbery in Palm Beach County (from Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Lake Worth, West Palm Beach and up to Jupiter), or any of the surrounding areas use the form below to drop me a note. Let me know a bit about yourself, what’s happened, and a good time to contact you.
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