Theft, Burglary, & Robbery

Theft charges can be filed against any person who took personal property belonging to someone else, without permission, and without intent to pay for it. Many theft charges are the results of misunderstandings or arise out of arguments over rightful ownership, but also include the very serious charges such as a robbery arrest, larceny charges, burglary charges, and possession and sale of stolen goods.

What is the difference between Robbery and Burglary?

Robbery — robbery is defined as theft plus physical force or verbal threats against the victim. If a deadly weapon, like a gun, is used or the victim suffers an injury in the incident, the robbery can be charged as an aggravated robbery.

Burglary — burglary is typically defined as the unlawful entry into almost any structure (not just a home or business) with the intent to commit any crime — not just theft or larceny. No physical breaking and entering is required; the offender may simply trespass through an open door. In Texas you can be charged with misdemeanor Burglary of a Motor Vehicle or Coin Operated Machine or felony Burglary of a Habitation or Burglary of a Building.

What other type of theft charges exist?
  • Robbery charges, Burglary charges
  • Car theft charges, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle charges
  • Credit card fraud and check forgery charges
  • Employee theft, and embezzlement charges
  • Fencing and possession of stolen goods
  • Shoplifting crimes
What should I do if I have been charged with a theft offense?

If you have been charged with any type of theft crimes including burglary or robbery, it is important to hire a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney right away. At Pullan & Young, we know how specific laws apply, ranging from misdemeanor petty theft charges of shoplifting to Aggravated Robbery. If you have been charged with a theft crime of burglary, robbery, car theft or any other crime involving theft, you need aggressive and effective help right now. Pullan & Young has over 30 years of trial and courtroom experience. Call us for a free consultation at 936-647-1540.