Robbery, Burglary & Theft
Robbery, Burglary & Theft can cover a wide range of activities from armed robbery to simple shoplifting. Depending on the amount allegedly taken, the manner in which it was taken and the severity of the offense will determine whether the State will charge you with either a Misdemeanor or a Felony.
Differences between a Theft, Robbery and Burglary
- Burglary: A burglary occurs when a person breaks into a residence or a place of business with the intent to commit a felony. The State will always file burglaries as a felony.
- Robbery: A robbery is taking another person’s property by force or intimidation. The State always charges this as a felony. A robbery can easily turn into an aggravated robbery if a deadly weapon was used during the commission of the offense or if serious bodily injury occurs.
- Theft: A theft can either be a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the amount taken and circumstances of the crime. A common example of theft is shoplifting.
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We aggressively defend people facing state and federal charges for theft, burglary and robbery; allegations which can result in serious criminal consequences. If you or someone you know are currently under investigation for Robbery, Burglary or Theft contact our office immediately.