Theft and Robbery
Theft and robbery crimes are categorized under misdemeanors or major offenses based on the magnitude of the undertaking and impact on the individual or institution. The crime of theft consists of the intention to deprive another person of property or acquire the property and, therefore, take, obtain or withhold the property from its owner. Robbery is a crime of felony, a serious charge with the risk of a lengthy prison sentence. Robbery means that you employ threat or force to take away the personal property of another person. The crime of robbery does not mean that the property has to have any specific value; the property’s value is immaterial.
At Daniel Albert Law Firm, we know that theft and robbery are serious offenses, especially in situations when the property owner is involved in the encounter because it is tough to defend against a crime that has been witnessed. But, we are firm to protect our clients against false cases brought against individuals who had no role to be played in the scene. If you are one such person, and a false case of theft or robbery has been implicated against you, then we stand firmly for your defense.
Auto theft refers to a stolen vehicle. Grand theft consists of the position where the property’s value exceeds $1,000, a specific property is taken, or stolen directly from a person. Embezzlement consists of a type of theft where the person tries to steal or remove an owner’s property, who has trusted him with its rights, knowing that it is wrong that he has no authority to do so. On the other hand, robbery is when a person threatens another person with the use of physical force or uses it and commits a crime.
A theft crime can carry prosecution by the District Attorney (“D.A.”). They have the power to charge with a misdemeanor and felony depending upon several factors like the amount taken, the situation around the offense, and the number of previous crimes that have taken place. For less severe crimes or those less than $1,000, the D.A. may offer ACD (Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal), which is like an opportunity to dismiss and seal the offense eventually. With crimes like grand larceny and other types of theft, the punishment can vary depending upon factors like the amount taken and whether you have the status of a predicate felon.
Felony crimes can be categorized in the B, C, D, and E category with the E category having the maximum prison terms. In addition, there will be additional fines and fees to pay, restitution to the victim, and a criminal protective order served to you. Robberies also have a potential for high penalties and imprisonment, with many crimes coming under second-degree thefts punishable by two, three, and five years in jail. There are also first-degree robberies that carry heavier prison sentences.
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