High quality Sneakers - Reebok Classic BD2691 Nylon Sneakers In Green BD2691 Classic Green Men - US Online fd61c6

High quality Sneakers - Reebok Classic BD2691 Nylon Sneakers In Green BD2691 Classic Green Men - US Online fd61c6
Fashion / Popular Baffin Verbier Women Black Online Shoes Outlet,Lobo Solo Womens Mercedes Cognac Leather 349Ahdld,Arfango Boots - Men Arfango Boots online on Canada - 11525094SH,Adidas Men's Tour 360 BOA 2.0 Golf Shoes, (White F3373135), 11 UK 11 UK,Danner Women's Springfield 4.5IN NMT Boot,Mr/Ms - Nike Flex Experience RN 7 Sneaker - Reasonable Price,john deere women's jd3672 mid calf boot, brown, 11 medium us,Adidas Originals Sneakers - Men Adidas Originals Sneakers online on Canada - 11361277IQ,Moa Master Of Arts Sneakers - Men Moa Master Of Arts Sneakers online on Australia - 11532217WQ,Womens Sizing Black Vegan Buckled Knee High Boots with Zippers and 3.5'' Heels,Unisex Formal Shoes Nappa Leather Fall / Winter Oxfords Black / Brown / Party & Evening,Mr/Ms: Nike Free RN 2017 : Outstanding Characteristics,High quality Sneakers - Merrell Siren Sport Q2 Low Waterproof Mesh, Nubuck Green Womens Sneakers - US Online,Hot Sale Sneakers - Men etnies Marana E-Lite Black/Black/Gum - US Online,Kamik Men's Hawksbay Boot, Black, 13 UK,Men/Women : Nike Women's Air Zoom Pegasus 33 Running Shoe : Medium priceKenneth Cole New York Valda Sandal,Laredo Western Boots Womens Miss Kate Arrow Snip Toe Tan Teal 52138,SST8 LE White/Red/Black B1001-9 42923,Hades Shoes H-SIDHE Futuristic cyber ankle boots 6 / Black,Jb Martin Womens Yeti 2C Toile Shantung Taupe 663Voddx,Kid Express Giovanna (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid),Rockport Men's Trail Technique Waterproof Oxford Brown Derbys, 7 UK 40.5 EU,Men's/Women's:Creative Recreation Vito Sneaker:flagship storeColumbia Men's Sandals, MANAROLA II, Black (Black), Size: 6Carvela Comfort - Dark 'Rhea' brown leather chelsea bootsMen's Canvas Summer Comfort Loafers & Slip-Ons Color Block White / Black / GrayMetropolis SteamMachine-PURP9 Metropolis 138 Sandal,Men's/Women's:Frye Harrison Oxford : Different goods,Shop Women's Pleaser Sky 308G-T Ankle Strap Sandal Clear/Black Glitter Inserts Synthetic - - 21492048,
Latest High Heels - Dune London Amma Black Suede Women - US Online,

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.

Smooth textile upper
Suede ovelays
Lace-up fastening
Branded cuff and tongue
Chunky sole
Moulded tread
Remove marks with a damp sponge
50% Real Leather, 50% Textile Upper
Dsquared2 Women Orange Suede Tassel T-Strap Slim Wedge High Heels Sandals Shoes US 8 EU 38ITALEAU Caterina Water Resistant Boot,Marc Jacobs Tilde Embellished Leather Loafers,Men's/Women's:men's neil m truman:Trendy shoes,Dsquared2 Sneakers - Men Dsquared2 Sneakers online on Canada - 11564154QWClearance / Wholesale Under Armour UA Dash RN 2 Rhino Gray/Glacier Gray/Playful Peach Women Online Shoes Outlet,Clarks Men''s Gilman Mode Derbys, (Black Leather), 8 UK 8 UK,Nike Air Max 1 SE,Aravon Candace 2A Open-Toe Leather Slingback Sandal,Kelsi Dagger Brooklyn Mell Puffed Block Heel Mule,Native Kids Shoes Penn (Toddler/Little Kid),Men's/Women's:J. Renee Halleigh : Up-to-date-styling,Perfect / Comfortable Maison Margiela - White Leather Brogues Women Online Shoes Outlet,Y-3 Men's Kusari II Trainer SneakersMan/Woman-Nike Women's Free Transform Flyknit Training Shoes- Massive new,Dr. Comfort Lucie-X Women's Casual Shoe: 4 Medium (M/D) Black Velcro,High quality Ankle Boots - Somerset by Alice Temperley Pawlett Studded Strap Chelsea Boots, Burgundy - Women's Ankle Boots - US Online,L4L Noble Faux Suede Wedge Bootie,Men's/Women's:Reef Switchfoot Print :High Quality and Affordable,Men's/Women's:Dolce Vita Niki : Durable service,Womens - Puma Fierce Strap Sneakers In Black Black 6 (UK) 3,4,4.5,5.5,6,Women's Strappy Stacked Heels PU(Polyurethane) Summer Sandals Chunky Heel Open Toe Beige / Gray / Red,Mr/Ms < Nike Court Borough Low Premium < Fashionable and Attractive PackagesWomen's Diba True Inner Voice Open Toe Bootie,Hunter Original Sneaker Lo - Canvas,Lucky Brand Hegen Wedge Sandal,Men's/Women's:New Balance 990v4 Boot:To welcomeMen's Comfort Shoes PU(Polyurethane) Fall Sneakers Black / Gray / Khaki,Buy / Sell Ventoland Men Brown Leather Sandals Online Shoes Outlet,Jack Wolfskin Mtn Storm Texapore Mid M, Men's High Rise Hiking, Black (Burly Yellow 3800), 6 UK (39.5 EU),

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.


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.


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.

Men's/Women's:Patricia Nash Eva :general product,
  1. Briefly tell us about your case
  2. Provide your contact information
  3. Choose attorneys to contact you

Legal Information

Related Products

Men's/Women's:Columbia Fairbanks 503 Mid:Sale Outlet,

Related Ads

Artselab Boots - Men Artselab Boots online on Canada - 11564723BH,

High quality Sneakers - Reebok Classic BD2691 Nylon Sneakers In Green BD2691 Classic Green Men - US Online fd61c6

We've helped 95 clients find attorneys today.

C1rca Sneakers - Men C1rca Sneakers online on Canada - 11462017FR,

How It Works

  1. Briefly tell us about your case
  2. Provide your contact information
  3. Choose attorneys to contact you
Gentleman/Lady: Nike Check Canvas Skateboarding Shoe: Massive new,

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.

  • Men's/Women's:Calvin Klein Ivan : Medium price
  • Pretty Ballerinas 44926 White/Black, Shoes, Flats, Ballerina Shoes, Pink, Female, 37
  • Mr/Ms: Nike 'Flex Experience Run 7' Running Shoes: superb processing
  • Diesel S-Nentish High Top Sneakers
  • Islo Isabella Lorusso Ankle Boot - Women Islo Isabella Lorusso Ankle Boots online on United Kingdom - 11471263DA
  • Chiara Ferragni Sneakers - Women Chiara Ferragni Sneakers online on Australia - 11205689SK
  • Jack Wolfskin Mtn Storm Texapore Mid M, Men's High Rise Hiking, Black (Burly Yellow 3800), 6 UK (39.5 EU)
  • Adidas Sneakers - Men Adidas Sneakers online on Australia - 11521031BT