If you have been charged with possession of burglary tools, then you may have a defense. “Other intended use” is a defense that is oftentimes successful when fighting a possession of burglary tools cases. Even if you don’t think you have a defense, you should always speak to an attorney to make sure you have a full understanding of how the law applies specifically to your case. If you want to know more about the “other intended use” defense,” or if you want to know how to beat your possession of burglary tools case in Florida, contact Matthew Williams now for a free consultation.
In Florida, possession of a burglary tool is defined under Florida Statute 810.06. A person commits a possession of burglary tools when they possess tools or instruments intended to be used to gain access or entry into a building in the commission of a burglary.
Possession of burglary tools is a third-degree felony, meaning it is punishable by up to five years in prison, or up to five years of probation, and/or a fine of up to $5,000 fine (you can also get a jail or prison sentence followed by probation, but the total length of the sentence cannot exceed five years). In addition to facing prison time, if you are adjudicated guilty of possession of burglary tools, then you will lose constitutional rights and you’ll have to deal with many other collateral consequences.
Criminal convictions, especially convictions for possession of burglary tools, carry severe consequences and can never be removed from your criminal record. If you are convicted of a felony you will lose your right to vote, your right to own firearms, and your ability to maintain certain business licenses. You can also lose your ability to receive financial aid, your ability to live in certain places and your ability to obtain a passport.
If you need an attorney who will advise you, fight for your rights, and do everything possible to protect your future, or if someone you know has been charged with possession of burglary tools in Florida then contact Matthew Williams now for a free consultation.