Juvenile Stole $20,000 in Goods from Mansion and Caused $100,000 in DamageCharges Dropped!
The Charges Officers arrested a juvenile for his alleged involvement in the burglary of a mansion. The defendant was accused of causing over $100,000 in damage and stealing over $20,000 worth of goods. Witnesses claim they saw the suspect carrying the stolen goods down the street. Officers arrested the juvenile on charges of burglary, conspiracy, grand theft of over $20,000, felony criminal mischief, and trespass of a conveyance. Trespass of a Conveyance Trespass of a Conveyance is committed when an individual enters into a conveyance willfully without being licensed, invited, or authorized to do so. Under Florida law, a conveyance is defined as a sleeping car, vessel, motor vehicle, aircraft, railroad vehicle or car, ship, or a trailer. Penalties for Trespass of a Conveyance In Florida, trespass of a conveyance is a first-degree misdemeanor. If a judge imposes this on an offender, they may face any combination of the following:
- Up to 12 months of probation
- Up to 12 months of jail time
- Up to $1,000 in fines
- The defendant willingly entered the conveyance without authorization to do so from the property owners. If the defendant did not willfully leave when asked, the prosecution will also need to be able to prove this.
- The conveyance was in lawful possession of the person testifying against the defendant.
- The person alleging the trespassing did not give any permission to the defendant, either implied or expressed.
- Lack of intent - This tactic for defense can be presented when the defendant can present any evidence that the conveyance was stolen.
- Stale or Rescinded Warning - If the conveyance has multiple operators, such as a train, and you are invited back on by a new conductor, a stale or rescinded warning can be used as a defense.
- No communication - There was no communication done to depart the residence once they had been invited in.
- Not willful - The defendant’s entry onto the property was not willful on their part.
- Implied invitation - It was implied that the defendant could enter the property.