Robbery vs. Burglary
Robbery vs. Burglary
At The Blanch Law Firm, our highly skilled criminal defense firm works tirelessly to defend each client who is charged with, or arrested for, a theft crime. This requires a great deal of knowledge regarding theft crimes, New York State law, Federal laws and more. We also employ a results driven approach to defense, assigning five or more members of our theft defense attorney team to every client we defend. Our successful theft defense track record includes:
■The Firm’s client was charged with robbery in the first degree and faced a mandatory jail sentence upon conviction with a maximum sentence of 15 years in jail. The Blanch Law Firm was able to earn a dismissal of all charges.
■Our client was charged with assault during a robbery and accused of brutally kicking victim in the face while still on the ground. The Blanch Law Firm was able to get all of these charges dismissed.
If you have been charged with a theft crime, or if you have been arrested and need a qualified theft defense attorney, Contact The Blanch Law Firm immediately at 646-797-4820
Robbery is the taking, or attempting to take, something of value from another person, persons or other entity by use of force, threats or intimidation. Robbery is divided into different degrees in New York, First, Second and Third, depending upon the severity of the crime. First degree robbery can lead to 25 years or more of jail time if convicted, and third degree robbery can lead to 7 years in prison. In either case, a highly skilled criminal defense attorney is absolutely necessary in order to get proper legal representation. This high stakes criminal charge is a felony, and will permanently alter the life of anyone convicted.
Another type of theft crime is burglary, which is the unlawful entry into a structure to commit a felony or other theft crime. Typical burglary terms include “break in,” “breaking and entering” and so forth. The structure could be any home, office, warehouse or other type of building or living space. However, a car is not considered a structure and any car burglary is considered larceny.
This theft crime does not actually have to be carried out for a burglary to have been committed according to the law. If an individual were to “Break In” to a home with the intent of stealing something, they could still be convicted of the crime. There are different types of burglary, including “non-forcible entry” and “forcible entry” which refer to how the break in occurred and whether there was property damage or not.
Theft Defense Attorney
When any theft defense attorney is called in for a robbery defense or a Burglary Defense, the police reports, police investigations and overall law enforcement activities become important to any criminal defense. For example, when The Blanch Law Firm hires a field expert and/or expert witnesses, we find the best people to handle their respective areas, such as forensic evidence, witness testimony and more. How police or federal agents gather evidence will matter greatly to any field experts we contract.
■Robbery Investigation – the main point of the criminal investigation will involve the identification of the perpetrator and/or any accomplices. The police will ask the victim to describe the alleged perpetrator and much up suspects with the description.
■Burglary Investigation – the main part of the investigation will pay close attention to the areas of the structure that were broken into, such as exit and entry points. In this scenario, police may dust for finger prints, take photos, and ask witnesses/victims about what was stolen, how secure the site is and other questions.
In either case, having a skilled criminal defense attorney working for you could significantly reduce the chances of you spending time in prison or paying severe fines.
Contact The Blanch Law Firm
The Blanch Law Firm’s theft defense attorney team utilizes highly skilled experts and some of the best investigative professionals in the world. If you require the services of a well respected New York criminal defense firm, Contact The Blanch Law Firm today at 646-797-4820.