Property Crimes

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Criminal Mischief (Vandalism)

Definition of Criminal Mischief Under Section 806.13, Florida Statutes, criminal mischief is defined as the willful and and malicious causing of injury or damage, by any means, to any real or personal property belonging to another person. Under the statute and applicable case law, injury or damage to property can include acts of graffiti, vandalism,…

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Possession of Burglary Tools

Definition of Burglary Tools Possession Under Section 810.06, Florida Statutes, it is unlawful for a person have in his or her possession any tool, machine, or implement with intent to use the tools, machines, or implements (or allow others to use them) to commit a burglary or a trespass. Required Proof To prove the crime…

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Trespass on School Grounds

Definition of Trespass on School Grounds The crime of Trespass on School Grounds or Facilities is defined in Section 810.097, Florida Statutes. Under the law, a trespass occurs where the defendant enters or remains upon school property without authorization or a legitimate business purpose, or where the defendant enters or remains upon school grounds after…

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Trespass

Definition of Criminal Trespass The crime of trespass is defined under Sections 810.08 and 810.09 of the Florida Statutes. There are two types of criminal trespass under Florida law: (1) Trespass in Structure or Conveyance, and (2) Trespass on Property Other Than Structure or Conveyance. (1) Trespass in Structure or Conveyance– a Trespass in Structure…

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Burglary

Definition of Burglary- Florida The definition of burglary of a dwelling. structure, or conveyance is contained in Section 810.02, Florida Statutes. Under the law, a burglary can occur where: The defendant enters a dwelling, structure, or conveyance owned by or in possession of another person and, at the time of entering, the defendant had the intent…

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