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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