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What Is The Difference Between Burglary And Robbery In Pennsylvania?

While most people would consider burglary and robbery to be synonyms, the law draws a clear line between them. Both include taking the property of another, but a robbery includes direct confrontation during the theft.

At Hadeed Law, attorney Samir Hadeed has defended many people across Pittsburgh in theft crimes of all types. He’s a skilled, thorough defense attorney with experience fighting in courtrooms, and he offers care and compassion to his clients. He understands that the charges you’re facing are serious, and he will defend you the way you deserve.

What Counts As Burglary

Burglary charges are what most people think of when they think of a “theft crime.” These involve such types of crime as:

  • Breaking and entering
  • Trespassing

Burglary is anything that involves gaining illegal access to a premises or building. However, the key here is that the entry into the property is accompanied by the intent to commit a crime – not necessarily theft, but assault and other types of crime.

What Counts As Robbery?

Robbery requires physical violence or threats to deprive someone of property during the commission of the crime. Robbery charges include such actions as:

  • Muggings
  • Hold-ups
  • Carjackings

If the allegations of robbery include a firearm, then the charges are aggravated and are much more serious.

Get Your Consultation Today

There are a lot of worries when it comes to robbery and burglary charges, and you have every right to find a skilled, aggressive attorney. Contact Hadeed Law today by calling 412-643-0768 or sending an email to get started.