What Constitutes A Theft Crime?
Theft is a general term for crimes involving one person taking property through force or without the owner’s knowledge. However, the circumstances determine what type of theft crime is at play and which penalties are associated with the charges.
Robbery is one of the most severe types of theft. It involves the use of force or the threat of force to coerce someone into giving up their property. Burglary involves illegal entry into a building in order to commit crime. Other crimes may be considered general theft if they do not involve any of these elements.
The penalties for theft crimes highly vary based on the circumstances of the case. They could range from a few months in jail after a low-value theft to a life sentence after an armed robbery. In any criminal case, though, convictions on your record will continue to affect you for years. You should always seek help from a criminal defense attorney.
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At the Knightshead Law Firm, we have guided clients through a variety of theft cases. We build our strategy on your goals and input, using our depth of legal knowledge and criminal defense experience. Whether we negotiate terms or fight for you in court, you can know that we have your best interests at heart. To us, law is about defending people who are in desperate situations. We will protect your rights and your future.