Offense / Burglary
Theft and burglary involve the taking of something
of another, including property or services, without
consent. Although theft can be referred to by
several different terms, such as theft by fraud,
larceny, robbery and shoplifting, these crimes
all generally consist of a taking without consent.
- Theft by fraud usually involves using a false
statement to obtain money or property, such
as credit card fraud, internet fraud, identity
theft, forgery and computer fraud.
- Larceny generally means taking something
with the intent to permanently deprive someone
of their property including embezzlement.
- Burglary involves breaking and entering into
a home or other building or structure with the
intent to commit a crime inside.
- Robbery generally involves taking property
from the person of another and includes such
things as mugging or extortion.
- Shoplifting, of course, usually means stealing
from a store.
Not only can theft convictions result in very
serious sentences but they also may result in
a person being branded as a liar and a thief for
life. Not only can you be put in jail or prison,
you may also be required to pay what is known
as restitution. This means that you could be required
to pay back whatever you were alleged to have
taken. You could spend years of your life paying
off a restitution debt. It could affect your credit
ability to buy a car or home or raise your family.
Imagine how much your life would be affected if
you were convicted of, for example, an identity
theft crime because of a misunderstanding.
If you have been charged with a theft crime,
you need the assistance of an experienced attorney.
At Johnson Law Group, we have experience defending
these types of crimes. Many of our attorneys used
to be police and prosecutors themselves. There
is, however, a reason they are criminal defense
lawyers now. We know how the police will investigate
the theft you are accused of, and we will know
how to mount a strong defense to any theft, robbery
and burglary charge.
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