call for a FREE consultation
352-742-9090 · 407-831-1956

Home Invasion

What does Florida law define as home invasion?

Another offense for which a life imprisonment sentence can be imposed is “home invasion.” Another statutory offense that did not exist at Common Law, this offense is proscribed by FSS 812.135, below:

812.135 Home-invasion robbery.

(1) “Home-invasion robbery” means any robbery that occurs when the offender enters a dwelling with the intent to commit a robbery, and does commit a robbery of the occupants therein.

(2)(a) If in the course of committing the home-invasion robbery the person carries a firearm or other deadly weapon, the person commits a felony of the first degree, punishable by imprisonment for a term of years not exceeding life imprisonment as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.

(b) If in the course of committing the home-invasion robbery the person carries a weapon, the person commits 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 home-invasion robbery the person carries no firearm, deadly weapon, or other weapon, the person commits a felony of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.

Strong criminal defense in Florida

Few offenses are more universally condemned than “home invasion.” It implicates a burglary of an occupied dwelling, using a weapon to harm or threaten, and usually includes the commission of other crimes including theft or battery. It can be punishable by life imprisonment. Never allow yourself to be “interviewed” by the police about such an incident. Seek experienced counsel from an Orlando criminal defense attorney. Call The Defense Group at 1-800-INNOCENT or one of our local numbers for your FREE CONSULTATION.

   We can help!