Theft, Robbery and Burglary

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Theft, robbery, and burglary are separate and distinct crimes, each with a different set of punishments depending on circumstances.

Theft is the dishonest appropriation of another person’s property with the intention of not returning it.  An example of theft would be stealing an item of intrinsic, personal or historical value that has been left unattended.  Other types of theft includes retail fraud, shoplifting, armed robbery, larceny, carjacking.

Robbery involves violence or the threat of violence, such as in a mugging or bank robbery.

Burglary involves a trespass into a building or structure followed by a theft, real or attempted, or the infliction of grievous bodily harm.

All of the above mentioned crimes carry stiff penalties, and the charges are significantly increased if weapons or force are used or if injury or a death results during the commission if the crime.

If you have been charged with any form of theft, robbery or burglary, you should contact a qualified criminal attorney immediately to protect your rights.  David B. Franks, a McHenry County lawyer, will analyze the facts of your case, evaluate your situation, outline all of your options and provide you with step-by-step recommendations on how your case should be handled.

Call David B. Franks today, at 847.854.7700, to schedule an appointment to review and evaluate your case.

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