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Burglary is a charge taken seriously by Broward County prosecutors. There are different degrees of burglary. Recently, a plaintiff appealed his judgment and sentence. He appealed the judge’s denial of his motion to withdraw his nolo contendere plea. He claimed his plea was the result of bad advice or ineffective assistance of counsel, and should be treated as involuntary.

The case arose when the defendant was charged with burglary of a dwelling with a battery after reportedly trying to visit the mother of their son in order to convince her he should be able to visit the son. Burglary of a dwelling with a battery is a first degree felony for which you can face life imprisonment. The defendant was also charged with the first degree misdemeanor of domestic violence battery.

The victim claimed that the defendant came to her home, tried to force his way inside, ripped her clothes, grabbed her by the hair and tried to pull her out of the home. The surveillance footage also showed this. A no contact order was already in place from prior domestic violence episodes.

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Sometimes detention is a mandatory enhancement for disposition of a Florida juvenile criminal matter. In a recent Florida appellate case, the government appealed a delinquency decision in which the lower court didn’t commit a minor to a mandatory 15 days in secure detention for committing armed burglary of a conveyance.

The case arose when a witness reported seeing four males in a parking lot. They were trying to open car doors. Officers came to the scene and set up a perimeter. A particular minor was arrested. While he was detained, the police officers found a handgun had been stolen from a vehicle burglaries by the four suspects. The minor told them he knew where the handgun was, and took them to retrieve it from a particular location.

Another suspect said that a third suspect had given him the gun and he’d hidden it in the bush where the police found it. However, he didn’t say who stole the gun from a car.

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