Possession of Burglary Tools in Florida
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It is unlawful for a person to have in his possession any tool, machine, or implement with intent to use the tools, machines, or implements to commit a burglary or a trespass.
Proving Possession of Burglary Tools in Florida
To prove possession of burglary tools in Florida the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt:
- The defendant intended to commit a burglary or trespass;
- The defendant had in his possession a tool, machine or implement that he intended to use in the commission of a burglary or trespass;
- The defendant did some overt act toward the commission of a burglary or trespass.
What are “Burglary Tools?”
In order for an object to constitute a burglary tool the prosecution must show that the defendant used or actually intended to use the object to commit a burglary or trespass.
Penalties for the Offense
Possession of Burglary Tools is a third degree felony with penalties up to five (5) years in prison or five (5) years of probation, and a $5,000 fine.
Defenses to Burglary Tool Possession
There are many defenses available to contest a Burglary Tools possession charge in Florida, and no plea should ever be made without speaking to a qualified criminal defense attorney.
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