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The Difference Between Burglary and Robbery

You may have been confused with the recent charges that have been placed upon you and are seeking legal council to help understand the legal system. There are many common misconceptions between burglary and robbery and accurate definitions can help clear the confusion between the two charges.
A person guilty of burglary enters a structure that he or she does not have permission to enter. It is a third degree crime but does not include violence. If violence or threats are included the crime is of the second degree and punishable by up to ten years in prison.
A person guilty of robbery has committed a violent crime that includes theft. Threatening or inflicting bodily injury or to commit a crime of the first or second degree is guilty of robbery.
Consult Jennifer Marshall Law if you have been arrested or are being investigated for either burglary or robbery. We can analyze the evidence to help obtain a proactive and positive result for the difficult situation.