While they might sound similar, charges of burglary, robbery and theft include some important differences. These differences are important when your burglary attorney or theft lawyer is arguing your case. With 90 years of combined experience, the team at Chuck Bretz & Associates located in Joliet knows the best way to go about handling your case.
Contrary to popular belief, a person does not have to forcibly enter a building to commit burglary. Residential Burglary or Burglary usually involves entering into a building with the intent to commit a felony or theft.
Armed Robbery, Aggravated Robbery, or Robbery typically involves taking something from someone with the threat of force or the use of force. Robbery usually involves both theft and a form of violence, a threat of violence, or a weapon. Examples of robbery include holding up a convenience store and taking a person’s wallet at gun point.
Theft is characterized as taking something tangible from another party with the intent to permanently deny the other party of the item. Retail Theft or Theft involves taking someone else’s property without the factors involved in Robbery or Burglary. Examples of theft include retail theft, fraud, and embezzlement.
In all of these cases, if you are the defendant, your Will County burglary attorney or Will County theft lawyer will assist you to fight any evidence presented to prove that you had the required intent or that you were the person legally responsible.
At Chuck Bretz & Associates, we realize that you likely have many questions about how our attorneys might handle your case. We are happy to provide answers; simply give us a call today at (815) 740-1545.