Thursday, February 15, 2018

Theft, Robbery, Burglary - They Aren't The Same!

Theft, robbery, & burglary...these three terms are often confused or misunderstood. While they are all convictable crimes, they are different by definition. As your trusted lawyer at the Lake of the Ozarks, our law firm wants to help you stay informed, should you experience one of the above crimes. Take a look below to learn more about theft, robbery, and burglary!


Theft is known as the act of taking something that belongs to someone else with the intent of depriving them of it. Stealing is another way to define theft. Theft can happen almost anywhere. A home, from a purse out and about, from an employee at a business - there are many opportunities for someone to steal.


Robbery is defined as unlawfully taking property from a person or place using force or threats. An example of robbery is when a criminal comes into a convenience store and holds the cashier at gunpoint until they give them money from the drawer or safe. The criminal is taking the money from the gas station while threatening the employee with the gun.


Defined as entry into a building or property with intent to commit a crime - such as theft. It can still be considered burglary if the criminal does not break into the property. If the person easily enters the building - without breaking a window or door to do so, it is still defined as burglary.

Have you or someone you know been a victim of one of the crimes listed above? It's important to know your rights and seek damages for what you have been deprived of. Often times, a criminal convicted of theft, robbery, or burglary are sentenced to time in jail and/or repayment of the valuables taken without consent. If you have fell victim to a similar crime, you deserve to have your belongings replaced or compensated, in the least. Call our lawyer at the Lake of the Ozarks today!

Have you been accused of one of the above crimes? It's important to have legal representation to help you through the entire process. You are innocent until proven guilty, in the eyes of the law. A criminal defense attorney at the Lake of the Ozarks can help to ensure your rights are respected.

Now that you know the difference between these three crimes, you can feel more confident should you be a target in one of these occurrences. Instead of being overwhelmed by the legal jargon, you can easily distinguish between these three crime types. If you are a victim of theft, robbery, or burglary, our Lake of the Ozarks law firm is here for you! We can help discuss your legal options and see how you want to move forward with your case. Give Gibbons Law Firm a call to set up your first FREE consultation.

Remember, your initial consultation with Gibbons Law Firm is always free.

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Lake Ozark, MO 65049
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