Robbery, Burglary and Shoplifting
Exercising control of another person's property, with the intention of stealing, is theft. 'Theft' is a broad term for all crimes in which a person intentionally and fraudulently takes the property of another without permission or consent. Simply put, theft describes the act of stealing.
Although robbery (stealing by force), burglary (stealing by entering illegally), and embezzlement (stealing from an employer) are all commonly thought of as theft, they are set apart from theft by the means and methods used, and are classified separately in criminal charges and statutory punishments.
Theft cases can be complicated, and there is always more than one side to any story. If you or a family member has been charged with theft, it is important that you call us right away. Our defense attorneys will begin working to resolve the case, try to get the charges dismissed, and protect the rights of the accused.