NIKE Men''s Sf Af1 Hi Orangetotal Gymnastics Shoes, Orange (Total Orangetotal Hi Orangewhite), 8 UK b1ef55

NIKE Men''s Sf Af1 Hi Orangetotal Gymnastics Shoes, Orange (Total Orangetotal Hi Orangewhite), 8 UK b1ef55
Gabor Shoes Women's Comfort Sandals, Brown (Mutaro 62), 8 UK,Skechers Watford, Men Classics, Beige (Tan), 6.5 UK,Men's/Women's: NIKE Kolce Biegowe Uniseks Nike Zoom Rival M 8: New Product 2018,Geox Ballet Flats - Women Geox Ballet Flats online on Australia - 11541069MU,Ovye' By Cristina Lucchi Ballet Flats - Women Ovye' By Cristina Lucchi Ballet Flats online on Canada - 11508581RC,Gabor Shoes Women's Jollys Ballet Flats, Multicolor (Dark-Nude), 5 UK,Lacoste Men''s Deck-Minimal 317 1 Bass Trainers, Grey (Lt Gry/NVY), 7 UKLands' End - Brown comfort casual suede chukka boots,Perfect / Comfortable Les Tropéziennes par M Belarbi HAPAX Women Black / Silver Online Shoes OutletArt 0587 Mojave Mykonos, Women's Open Toe Sandals, Pink (Magenta), 5 UK (38 EU),Proenza Schouler Boots - Women Proenza Schouler Boots online on Canada - 11330785LU,Men's Comfort Shoes Leather Fall Oxfords Black / Red,FIND Albany Formal, Men's Chelsea Boots, Brown, 9 UK (43 EU),Fabi Boots - Women Fabi Boots online on United Kingdom - 11304163FEMan's/Woman's-NIKE Buty Dla Dużych Dzieci Nike Air Max Zero Essential- Lush in design,Art 0587 Mojave Mykonos, Women's Open Toe Sandals, Green (Kaki), 4 UK (37 EU),Men's Comfort Shoes Mesh Fall Athletic Shoes Walking Shoes Black / OrangeTwin Set Women's OS8TAD Backpack Turquoise Turquoise (Bic.Genziana/Cuoio 02491),Women's Shoes Nubuck leather Summer Gladiator Sandals Wedge Heel Peep Toe Almond / Black / Yellow / Burgundy / Wedge Heels,Geox Ballet Flats - Women Geox Ballet Flats online on United Kingdom - 11541082SX,Manz Mens EROS Derby Black Schwarz (schwarz 001) Size: 9.5 UK,Aigle Unisex Adults' Parcours 2 Iso Wellington Boots, Green (Kaki), 13 UK,French Sole Ballet Flats - Women French Sole Ballet Flats online on Canada - 11553731SL,Dune London Taiya - Boots - Women Dune London Boots online on Australia - 11375312NK,Mustang Men's 4072-601-301 Hi-Top Trainers, Brown (Kastanie), 9.5 UK,Luca Stefani Ballet Flats - Women Luca Stefani Ballet Flats online on Australia - 11213864DO,Women's Cowhide Spring / Fall Comfort Flats Flat Heel Black / Brown,Caterpillar Cat Footwear Stickshift Chukka Boots Mens Brown Honey Reset Size: 11 (45 EU),Adidas Men''s Gazelle Derbys, (Solid Grey/White/Gold Metallic), 7 UK 40 2/3 EU,Fashion / Popular Arcopedico L14 Women Pearl Flow Online Shoes Outlet,
NIKE Men''s Md Runner 2 Gymnastics Shoes, (Wolf Grey/Black/White 001), 5.5 UK,

Some use the term “robbery” when a “burglary” has happened, and vice versa. The words actually refer to different crimes, with their own legal definitions and penalties.

Lowa Men's Renegade GTX M High Rise Hiking Boots, Brown Sepia 4554, 10 UK 44.5 EU,Fly London Women's TANI807FLY Mules, (Red 002), 9 (42 EU)Steve Madden Women''s Doruss Bootie Chelsea Boots, Black, 3.5 UK,Clarks Nature Three, men Derby, Black (black Leather), 8 UK (42 EU)Tommy Hilfiger D2285Aytona 4B, Men's Chelsea Boots, Brown (Coffee Bean), 10½ UK (45 EU),Geox Men''s U Jaylon D Classic Boots, Brown (Coffee), 9.5 UK 9.5 UKMelissa Women''s JW Jamie Ankle Strap Sandals, (Black), 6 UK 39 EU 39 EU,Merrell Men's TETREX Rapid Crest Water Shoes, Green (Lime), 10.5 UK 45.5 EUAdidas Men's Questar Ride Gymnastics Shoes, Multicolor (Collegiate Royal/FTWR White/Collegiate Navy Collegiate Royal/FTWR White/Collegiate Navy), 8.5 UKRieker Women's V9462 Closed Toe Sandals, Beige (Nude 62), 7.5 UK 7.5 UK,Caprice Women's 28603 Sling Back Sandals (Black Nappa 22), 6.5 UK 6.5 UK,NIKE Women's W Air Max Jewell Lea Gymnastics Shoes, Blue (Lt Pumice/MTLC Cool Grey 002), 3.5 UK,Rieker Women's 47861 Loafers, Pink (Rose 31), 4 UK 4 UK,Mephisto Allrounder Women's Gladiator Sandals, Larisa Glamour 1/MESH 1 Black, 6.5 UK 6.5 UKAdidas Men''s Vl Court 2.0 Fitness Shoes, Red (Buruni/Ftwbla / Negbas 000), 10 UKPuma Women''s Enzo NF Mid WN's Cross Trainers, Black-Quarry White, 4 UK 4 UK,La siesta Men's Miramar Espadrilles (Orange 18), 8.5 UK 8.5 UK,Tommy Hilfiger Men''s Technical Material Mix Sneaker Low-Top, Blue (Midnight 403), 6.5 UK 6.5 UK,Skechers Men's 53781 Slip On Trainers, Blue (Navy/Grey), 9 UK 43.5 EU,ECCO Women's Shape 65 Open Toe Heels, Beige Moon Rock 55294, 6 UK 6 UK,Fly London Women's Gore-Tex SCON058FLY Chelsea Boots, Black (Black), 7 UK (40 EU),Martinelli Men's Ocean 412-2114XYP Moccasins, Blue Marino, 8 UK 8 UK,Berghaus Supalite II Gtx, Women High Rise Hiking Shoes, Brown (Chocolate Cp1), 8 UK (42 EU),Tamaris Women's 28363 T-Bar Sandals, Blue (Navy Metallic 824), 5 UK,Gabor Women Basic Closed-Toe Pumps, Blue (Ocean), 7 UK (40.5 EU)K-Swiss Performance Men's KS TFW Bigshot Light 3 Tennis Shoes, Grey (Titanium/Black/Strong Blue 48), 10 (44.5 EU),Clarks Women's Olso Beth Ankle Boots, (Black Suede), 6 UK,Remonte Women's D3889 Snow Boots, Black Fumo/Schwarz 01, 5 UK 5 UK,LiliMill Women's Delmar Open Toe Sandals, Black (Nero Ner), 6 UK,Jana Women''s 24331 Closed-Toe Pumps, Beige (Taupe), 5.5 UK

Imagine that a family returns home from a night out to find the front door ajar. The family members walk inside to discover that jewelry and other items are missing. When they call the police, what are they reporting? A robbery or a burglary?

While people often use the terms “burglary” and “robbery” interchangeably, the words actually have meaningful differences. Burglary involves a person illegally entering a building in order to commit a crime while inside; robbery is generally when someone takes something of value directly from another person by the use of force or fear.

So, to answer the question, the family home has been burglarized.

Robbery is a crime where someone takes something of value directly from someone else. While laws vary by state, the typical elements of the crime are :

  • taking money or property
  • directly from someone
  • without permission
  • with the intent to keep the property permanently
  • through the use of force or intimidation.

The Crime of Burglary

States also define burglary slightly differently. But the offense usually has the following elements:

  • illegally entering
  • a building (usually a home or business)
  • with the intent to steal something or commit a felony while inside.

OLD-TIMEY BURGLARY LAWS

In the past, most states defined burglary as forcibly breaking into another person’s home at night. Today, though, burglary statutes are generally much broader. Normally, someone can commit burglary by simply entering any type of building without permission at any time of day while intending to commit a crime once inside.

As you can see above, robbery and burglary have distinct elements. For instance, one crime doesn’t have to involve a building, while the other does. Below are a couple other key differences.

Theft

Although burglary often involves theft, a person doesn’t have to steal anything to be convicted of the crime. Robbery, on the other hand, almost always involves theft—the defendant takes or tries to take something from the victim.

Under many burglary laws, the intended crime must be a felony or some form of theft, but some states say that a person who enters a building without permission and intends to commit any crime inside is guilty of burglary. For instance, illegally entering a building with the intent to commit an assault can be the basis for a burglary conviction.

Burglary and robbery also differ when it comes to the use of force. Force, whether against a person or to get into a building, generally isn’t required for a burglary conviction. Robbery, though, necessarily involves the use of force—or at least intimidation—against another person.

In order to be convicted of robbery, someone must use violence or the threat of violence to take something of value directly from another. For example, suppose a man armed with a knife demands money from a gas station attendant and then runs away with the cash. The man has just committed robbery because he used the threat of force to steal money directly from the victim.

Potential Penalties

As with the definitions of robbery and burglary, penalties vary by state. Generally, though, both are considered serious crimes and convictions can result in stiff punishments. Most states divide robbery and burglary offenses into degrees of severity, depending on factors such as whether a weapon is involved or the crime results in someone getting hurt.

In most states, robbery is always a felony. A robbery conviction can result in significant prison time and hefty fines, especially if the crime involves a weapon. For instance, Maine’s law states that robbery is punishable by a maximum of ten years in prison and a fine of up to $20,000. A conviction for armed robbery in that state is classified as a more serious crime and can lead to a sentence of up to 30 years in prison and a fine of as much as $50,000. (Me. Rev. Stat. tit. 17-A, §§ 651, 1252, 1301 (2017).)

As with robbery, in most cases burglary is a felony. State laws tend to divide burglary into different levels of seriousness, depending on such factors as:

  • the type of crime the burglar intended to commit inside the building
  • whether the burglar was armed with a weapon
  • the type of building involved, and
  • whether the building was occupied at the time.

In Hawaii, for example, a burglar who is armed with a weapon, harms someone during the crime, or enters a residence (as opposed to an office, for example) can be sentenced to as many as ten years in prison and fined up to $25,000. (Haw. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 706-640, 706-660, 708-810 (2017).)

Again, criminal statutes and penalties can vary widely by state. For more information on burglary and robbery, and to learn about the laws in your area, consult an experienced criminal defense attorney.

Pikolinos Women's Alcudia 816 T-Bar Sandals, Red (Sandia), 9 UK,
  1. Briefly tell us about your case
  2. Provide your contact information
  3. Choose attorneys to contact you

Legal Information

Related Products

MORE
Skechers Men''s Lanson-Rometo Trainers, (Red/Brown), 9.5 UK 44 EU,

Related Ads

Pikolinos Women Calabria W9k Brogues, Red (Carmin), 9 UK (42 EU),
DEFEND YOUR RIGHTS

NIKE Men''s Sf Af1 Hi Orangetotal Gymnastics Shoes, Orange (Total Orangetotal Hi Orangewhite), 8 UK b1ef55

We've helped 95 clients find attorneys today.

Merrell Men's Glove 4 Trail Running Shoes, (Space Black), 9 UK,

How It Works

  1. Briefly tell us about your case
  2. Provide your contact information
  3. Choose attorneys to contact you
Steve Madden Shoes HARLAN-7000 Black (4.5 UK),

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Nolo ® Self-help services may not be permitted in all states. The information provided on this site is not legal advice, does not constitute a lawyer referral service, and no attorney-client or confidential relationship is or will be formed by use of the site. The attorney listings on this site are paid attorney advertising. In some states, the information on this website may be considered a lawyer referral service. Please reference the Terms of Use and the Supplemental Terms for specific information related to your state. Your use of this website constitutes acceptance of the Terms of Use, Supplemental Terms, Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy.

  • Melissa Sandals - Women Melissa Sandals online on Canada - 11471730IN
  • Women's Casual Fashion Cable Knit Plush Rubber Sole No Slip House Slipper Pink | White Womens Small/medium (25cm)
  • Converse Women's Chuck Taylor All Star Waterproof Boots - Brown/Brown/Brass
  • Jana Women''s 24331 Closed-Toe Pumps, Beige (Taupe), 5.5 UK
  • Shoes INUIKII - Boot Classic 70101-7 D'Grey - Winter boots - High boots and others - Women's shoes
  • Smoky Mountain Women's Donna Tall Riding Boot Round Toe - 6501
  • Black Dioniso Sneakers - Women Black Dioniso Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11559288AH
  • REA30/B/LE Demonia Leather Shoes & Boots BLACK Size: 12
  • Philippe Model Sneakers - Men Philippe Model Sneakers online on Australia - 11571666UM