HOME INVASION

HOME INVASION

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.

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