Most arrests on charges of home invasion are connected with drug crime arrests. Drug dealers are often the victims, as other people raid their homes to get drugs or money. Others have to do with domestic situations. By definition, home invasion occurs when a resident is present and someone else comes in without authorization. Burglary, on the other hand, may occur when the owner or resident is absent.
Charges of home invasion may be based on allegations that a person came in through an unlocked door without permission or pried a door open. Robbery of contents of the home may or may not occur.
Even if no one was hurt, a conviction on charges of home invasion when the suspect had a deadly weapon can bring penalties as severe as a murder conviction. Home invasions carried out by children who don't realize how serious the offense is can end up in the juvenile criminal justice system.
A successful defense in a home invasion case will, of course, vary according to the specifics of the alleged offense and the perpetrator's background. Delgado & Romanik has achieved successful creative results on behalf of clients charged with home invasion crimes. We have offices in Daytona Beach and DeLand.
Before you decide you cannot afford to hire a private criminal defense attorney, consider the costs of a conviction. At Delgado & Romanik, we aim to be ready to provide legal representation to people who need our services whenever possible. We offer free initial consultations and a variety of payment options, including credit cards, payment plans and assignments.
Contact us by calling 386.222.6677 or by sending us an email. Schedule a free initial consultation with a Florida home invasion lawyer and learn how we can help.