Under Florida State Law, home invasion can carry a life sentence. Home invasion robbery is defined as:

  1. 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. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Consequences of Home Invasion Robbery in Florida

A home invasion is considered a Level 8 Offense in the state of Florida which means that the accused must remain in prison until the state can file charges. Home invasion carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 34.5 months in person. If no weapons were used, the maximum penalty can be:

  • 30 years in prison
  • 30 years of probation
  • $10,000+ fines

How The Law Offices of Matthew Konecky Can Defend Home Invasion Charges

As your criminal defense attorney, potential defenses for home invasion robbery can include but are not limited to:

  • Misidentification
  • False accusation
  • Insufficient evidence

As an experienced criminal defense attorney, I will examine the unique facts of your case and put together the best defense strategy to have your charges reduced or case dismissed.

Don’t wait until it is too late. Your freedom and livelihood are at stake. Contact us now so we can build the best defense strategy applicable to your case. We have extensive knowledge and experience. You will receive our dedicated attention to your situation to ensure justice is served.