Theft and burglary, although similar in nature are different crimes in which the criminal charge you may face, depends upon the circumstances of the alleged crime.
Burglary Criminal Charges:
A burglary occurs when an individual enters a home, business or other privately owned structure with the intent to commit a criminal offense during a period in which the establishment is closed or the owners / residents of the home or dwelling are not present. In the State of Florida, burglary is a felony crime which, depending upon the circumstances of the burglary, if convicted you may be awarded a prison term ranging from a few years up to a life sentence.
Theft Criminal Charges:
Theft, unlike burglary, does not have to involve breaking into a home or establishment. A theft occurs when an individual knowingly and intentionally obtains or uses property of another without the victim's consent or initial knowledge. Theft may also be the act of depriving the victim the right to the property or the ability to benefit from the property. In the State of Florida, depending upon the value of the property taken or used without consent by the victim, you may be charged with a petty theft up to grand theft. Both petty theft and grand theft may be punishable by jail or prison time, with grand theft carrying a more severe sentence.
Robbery Criminal Charges:
Robbery is the criminal taking of money or property from an individual or custody of another with intent to either temporarily or permanently deprive the individual or owner of the money or property by use of force, violence, assault, or instilling fear of physical harm of the victim or those associated with the victim. If a deadly weapon is not used in the commission of the crime, it is a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable by up to a $10,000 fine, fifteen (15) years prison and/or probation. If in the course of committing the robbery the offender carried a non-deadly weapon, then the robbery is a felony of the first degree, punishable by up to $15,000 fine, thirty (30) years prison and/or probation.
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