Most theft crimes are specific intent crimes, which means that the perpetrator has the specific intent to commit the crime.
Theft is the taking of the property of another. Depending on the value of the property, theft crimes may be charged as either petty theft or grand theft. Petty theft is always a misdemeanor. Grand theft may be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony.
Burglary in the first degree is defined as the unlawful entry of the home of another with the intent to commit a crime therein. This is commonly referred to by law enforcement as “breaking and entering.” This crime is not only a felony but is also a STRIKE offense. However, the unlawful entry into a commercial building with intent to commit a crime is burglary in the second degree and may be punishable as a misdemeanor.
Robbery is defined as theft from the person of another by use of force or fear. Two major types of robbery are armed robbery and aggravated robbery, all of which are felonies as well as STRIKE Offenses.
If you have been charged with any of the above offenses, you may be facing very serious consequences such as a jail or prison sentence, fines or even a STRIKE on your record.
Our Attorneys have vigorously and successfully defended all types of theft crimes over the past 14 years. Not only has our team been successful at trial in defending these types of cases, the Law Offices of Rondee J. Eagle has aggressive advocates and skilled negotiators, resulting in favorable dispositions pretrial.
If you have been charged with a theft offense, please contact our office at (877) 499-5342.