Robbery vs. Burglary

In everyday language, “robbery” and “burglary” are used often synonymously. However, according to the legal definitions of the terms, they are two different types of theft. If you are charged with either of these crimes, it is important to know the difference so that you can fully understand what you are facing.

In the U.S. legal system, a person who is charged with a crime is innocent until proven guilty. To help you with the legal repercussions of a crime of robbery or burglary, you should enlist the help of a criminal defense attorney who is not afraid to fight for you. To discuss your case, contact a Dallas criminal defense lawyer from the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter today at (214) 845-7007.

What is Robbery?

Basically, robbery is the crime of larceny while a victim is present. This means that you may use force or threat against a homeowner, business owner, or other person at the scene of the crime in order to complete the theft. If you use a deadly weapon such as a gun to help you, your crime may be called aggravated or armed robbery.

What is Burglary?

Burglary, on the other hand, is typically defined as committing theft without anyone present. For example, a burglar may also commit the crime of breaking and entering before taking the desired property or money without ever physically threatening an innocent person.

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If you have been charged with the crime of larceny, this can have lifelong repercussions on your legal record. Should you be wrongly charged with robbery or theft, you should consult an attorney who can help you clear your name. Contact an experienced Dallas theft and robbery attorney from the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter at (214) 845-7007 today to learn more about your legal options.

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