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Category: Burglary


APR. 14 2017
Florida Mom Pulls Shotgun on Burglar
Florida Mom Pulls Shotgun on Burglar
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Someone breaking into a house may feel pretty tough – until they have a shotgun pulled on them as soon as they open the door. Something that is perfectly legal here in Florida.

 

A Miami Gardens mother made headlines late last month after she was caught on a surveillance camera giving a burglar the scare of a lifetime. Here’s what happened:

 

An alleged thief approached the door in what appears to be broad daylight. When he was finally able to break it down, he immediately started to run in the other direction. Why?

 

Because behind the door …

AUG. 11 2016
Burglary and Robbery: What’s the Difference?
Burglary and Robbery: What’s the Difference?
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We all know the classic image of a man in a black mask and striped shirt sneaking into a home at night with a big bag, ready to steal televisions and jewelry.

 

But what is he called again? A burglar? A robber? And what crime is he committing? Burglary? Robbery? What’s the difference?

 

Burglary and robbery are both property crimes, but slight differences in circumstance and confrontation make burglary and robbery separate crimes in Florida, with different classifications and sentences. Let’s figure out which is which by defining burglary and robbery under state law.

 

Understanding Burglary in …