There are multiple forms of theft, with the common types including burglary, extortion, theft, and robbery.
Burglary is the process of illegally entering or remaining in a building, with the intent to commit a crime. If harm is involved during the burglary, the perpetrator will always be charged with first-degree burglary.
Extortion is a form of theft that is forcing control of someone else’s property by threatening them.
Theft is knowingly stealing another’s property or services.
Robbery is a form of theft by using threats or force. If a deadly weapon was used, someone was harmed, or multiple robbers were involved, then consequences will rise.
If harm is involved during the burglary, the charges will usually be graduated significantly. First-degree burglary & first-degree robbery are Class A felonies that will carry 10-20 years to life. First-degree theft is a Class B felony that can vary between 2-20 years in prison. If a deadly weapon is involved in the theft, this can change the consequences significantly. Misdemeanor crimes including shoplifting can sometimes be solved with probation or community service.
Corey specializes in representing clients who have been charged with theft, and will defend you to the fullest extent.