If you’ve been charged with theft, burglary, or robbery, you could face serious consequences, including significant prison time and hefty fines.
Make sure you get the best legal representation by speaking with an experienced theft lawyer in Tyler, TX.
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Many people use the terms theft, burglary, and robbery interchangeably. However, these terms have specific legal definitions and, more importantly, legal implications. They vary in consequences and complexity.
We’ll explain some of the most important differences below.
Theft, which is the same crime as larceny, refers to taking property without the owner’s consent and with the intent of depriving the owner of it.
A theft charge can range from a Class C misdemeanor to a first degree felony, depending largely on the value of the property stolen.
If a person steals an item worth less than $50, they will likely be charged with a misdemeanor, which includes a fine of up to $500 and no jail time.
On the other end of the spectrum, stealing property worth more than $300,000 is a 1st Degree Felony. Sentencing includes a prison sentence of 5 to 99 years, and a fine of up to $10,000.
Burglary doesn’t necessarily involve theft at all, although it could. Specifically, burglary is defined as entering a building without the owner’s consent and with the intent to commit an assault, theft, or felony.
Burglary is a second degree felony. Sentencing includes 2 to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
The difference between theft and robbery is that robbery results in harming or threatening to harm the victim.
Robbery is a 2nd Degree Felony. Sentencing includes 2 to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
If you need a burglary, robbery, or shoplifting lawyer in Tyler, TX, contact Estrada Law today. We will meet with you to explain your case and help you understand the best way to move forward.