Burglary, in short, is the entry upon the land of another with the intent to commit a crime. Trespass is the entry upon the land of another without the permission of the landowner.
In many instances the line between these two crimes is blurred and is an opportunity for an experienced defense attorney to successfully advocate on behalf of his client a great resolution to an otherwise highly dangerous situation. Burglary, depending on the circumstances, can be as high as a first degree felony. Trespass on the other hand can be as minimal as a second degree misdemeanor.
Given this wide range of possible charges and sentences, it is essential that a person charged with burglary or trespass consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney. Call our office in Sarasota today at 941-365-7171 or complete the form on this page to get started.