Burglary of a Conveyance

The crime of Burglary of a Conveyance, under Florida Statute Section 810.02(4)(b), is defined as unlawfully entering a conveyance, remaining inside a conveyance surreptitiously, or remaining in a conveyance after permission to remain has been withdrawn with the intent to commit a crime inside.

For Florida’s burglary statute, “conveyance” is defined as any motor vehicle, ship, vessel, railroad vehicle or car, trailer, aircraft, or sleeping car.

The vast majority of these crimes involve someone breaking into another person’s vehicle without permission to steal something located inside the vehicle without permission from the vehicle’s owner.

Attorney for Burglarizing a Conveyance

If you were arrested for burglarizing a conveyance or car under Section 810.02(4)(b), Florida Statutes, contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at Sammis Law Firm.

The attorneys at Sammis Law Firm represent clients accused of committing burglary of a vehicle throughout the greater Tampa Bay area.

Contact us for a free consultation to discuss the burglary charge pending against you, the possible penalties that can be imposed for that charge, and the best defenses that can be used to fight the case.

Visit our offices in downtown Tampa in Hillsborough County, New Port Richey in Pasco County, and Clearwater in Pinellas County, FL.

Call (813) 250-0500.

Penalties for Burglary of a Conveyance

Under Florida law, the crime of Burglary of a Conveyance is charged as a Third Degree Felony, which is punishable by up to five (5) years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

When the crime is charged as a third degree felony, it is classified as a Level 4 offense for the severity ranking under Florida’s Criminal Punishment Code.

Armed Burglary of a Conveyance

Burglary of a conveyance, while armed with a dangerous weapon, is a felony of the first degree under § 810.02(2)(b), Fla. Stat. A first degree felony is punishable by up to 30 years in Florida State Prison.

While burglary is one of the enumerated felonies under Florida’s 10-20-Life statute, § 775.087(2)(a)1., Fla. Stat. If a person is convicted of burglary of a conveyance while armed with a firearm, the minimum mandatory sentence under Florida’s 10-20-Life statute is three years.

In Figueroa–Montalvo v. State, 10 So.3d 173, 174–75 (Fla. 5th DCA 2009), the court held that “[t]he crime of burglary of a conveyance is … listed as one of the charges to which the three-year mandatory minimum applies.

This article was last updated on Wednesday, April 19, 2023.