Superga Women's Cotmetu 2750 Cotmetu Women's Trainers - Gold 58c3a1

Superga Women's Cotmetu 2750 Cotmetu Women's Trainers - Gold 58c3a1
Heine Plus Size Heine Zebra Print Espadrilles in Black/White size 7,Valleverde Loafers - Women Valleverde Loafers online on United Kingdom - 11553039WW1725.A Loafers - Women 1725.A Loafers online on United Kingdom - 11570090RS,Reebok Women's Reebok Classic CL Leather NeutralsTed Baker Mens Cinika Leather Boots Tan/Dark BrownSuri Frey 'Elly' Ankle Boots by Suri Frey:Man/Woman:Easy-To-Clean Surface, Mac Douglas ELIANE women's Shoes (Pumps / Ballerinas) in Orange,MASTERMIND WORLD x Suicoke ELS-VM2 Boot Brown,18 Kt Loafers - Women 18 Kt Loafers online on United Kingdom - 11500049JIRavel Patent Stilettos by Ravel-Man's/Woman's- To make the most of materialsRick Owens Dirt Grafton Shoes-Man's/Woman's- Beautiful Design,Rieker Trekking Sandals by Rieker:Gentlemen/Ladies: Do not worry when shoppingIris & Ink Loafers - Women Iris & Ink Loafers online on Canada - 11553812FI,Skechers Go Walk 4 Exceed Ladies Walking Shoes SS17 - Black/White, 7 UK,Nike Pink and Grey (Shox) Sneakers Size US 11 Regular (M, B)Penelope Loafers - Women Penelope Loafers online on Australia - 11508341JHRavel Sparkle Strap Sandals by Ravel-Man/Woman-Trendy,Alberta Ferretti Mules - Women Alberta Ferretti Mules online on Australia - 11466040EK,BIANCO Men's Cleated Leather Sneakers Men Black (44),Skechers Loafers - Women Skechers Loafers online on Canada - 11557357OPLiviana Conti Loafers - Women Liviana Conti Loafers online on United Kingdom - 11538478DU,Skechers Breathe-Easy Point Taken Slip-On Trainers by Skechers,ONLY Frill Sneakers Women Pink (41)Nike 'Tanjun SE' Trainers by Nike/Gentleman/Lady/ Large VarietySteve Madden Women's Jessy Leather Double Strap Sandals - NudeLe Coq Sportif AGATE METALLIC women's Shoes (Trainers) in White,Grenson Men's Archie V Brogues - Black,Vdm Via Della Moda Loafers - Women Vdm Via Della Moda Loafers online on United Kingdom - 11557508SN Victoria DEPORTIVO BRILLO/LEOPARDO women's Shoes (Trainers) in Gold,

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.

Lanvin Patent Toe Cap Sneaker Blue-Man/Woman-Quality,Merrell Trail Glove 4 Mens Running Shoes AW17 - Black, 8.5 UK,JOSHUA SANDERS SMILE DOUBLE SOLE,Salomon X ULTRA PRIME CS WP women's Sports Trainers (Shoes) in GreyA.s.98 Used Look Biker Boots by A.S.98Virreina Loafers - Women Virreina Loafers online on Australia - 11521612EO,Todai Loafers - Women Todai Loafers online on Australia - 11557818JXColiac Martina Grasselli Mules - Women Coliac Martina Grasselli Mules online on Australia - 11505242WO,Esprit Winter Boots by Esprit-Man's/Woman's-Shock Absorber,SELECT SHOP LOWTEX | Global Market: NIKE WMNS AIR MAX 90 Nike women Air Max 90 BLACK/WHITE/GUM LIGHT BROWN 325,213-055,Grenson Women's Clara Hi-Shine Leather Loafers - Black,Maison Margiela 22 Painted Retro Runner Sneaker Grey,Vans Ua Classic Slip-on (checkerboard) Dry Rose/white, Shoes, Flats, Espadrilles, Pink, Unisex, 39BIANCO Pom Pom Sneakers Women Beige (37)Fabio Rusconi Loafers - Women Fabio Rusconi Loafers online on Canada - 11532248KHCalpierre Loafers - Women Calpierre Loafers online on Australia - 11579364FM,Chloé Mules - Women Chloé Mules online on Australia - 11158877LD,Nike Flex Experience Run 7 Trainers by NikeEmporio Armani Women's Alana Trainers - Light Brown/SilverStacked-heel pumps in Italian suede,Skechers Mens Go Walk Max Bkw, Shoes, Trainers & Sport Shoes , Running Shoes, Brown, Grey, Male, 44,1,618 Loafers - Women 1,618 Loafers online on Canada - 11502140KS,Agl Attilio Giusti Leombruni Loafers - Women Agl Attilio Giusti Leombruni Loafers online on Australia - 11539988VP,Intropia Loafers - Women Intropia Loafers online on United Kingdom - 11286086ENVans Vault OG Classic Slip On LX Black

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.

Heine Plus Size Heine Ankle Strap Sandals in Beige size 6,
  1. Briefly tell us about your case
  2. Provide your contact information
  3. Choose attorneys to contact you

Legal Information

Related Products

Pf16 Loafers - Women Pf16 Loafers online on Australia - 11514763NE,

Related Ads

O'dan Li Loafers - Women O'dan Li Loafers online on Canada - 11550304ER,

Superga Women's Cotmetu 2750 Cotmetu Women's Trainers - Gold 58c3a1

We've helped 95 clients find attorneys today.

Le Silla Mules - Women Le Silla Mules online on Canada - 11395335UL,

How It Works

  1. Briefly tell us about your case
  2. Provide your contact information
  3. Choose attorneys to contact you
Jack & jones 'JFW Rayne' Trainers by Jack & Jones:Mr/Ms:Every Week 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.

  • Gentlemen/Ladies:Patricia Green Starr :reasonable price
  • New arrival Sandals - Women Rachel Zoe DALELLA - High heeled sandals Nude - US Online
  • Camper BEETLE men's Mid Boots in Black
  • Shoes CARINII - B3809 I43-000-PSK-C00 - Heels - Low shoes - Women's shoes
  • Paloma Barceló Boots - Women Paloma Barceló Boots online on Australia - 11510220PG
  • ASICS GEL-FUJIRADO - Trail running shoes - red alert/black
  • Giuseppe Zanotti Ankle Boot - Women Giuseppe Zanotti Ankle Boots online on Canada - 11425057RB
  • Emporio Armani Sneakers - Women Emporio Armani Sneakers online on Canada - 11579946UP
  • Fashion / Popular Inc 5 Women Coral Orange Wedges Online Shoes Outlet
  • Diesel Boots - Men Diesel Boots online on Australia - 11535474MW