Robbery and larceny, also known as theft, involve the taking of property or assets from another with intent to permanently deprive that person.
Types of Robbery and Theft Include :
- Attempted Robbery
- Strong-Arm Robbery
- Armed Robbery
- Home Invasion
Charges can be either misdemeanors or felonies depending on the value of that which was stolen and the manner in which it was stolen. For instance, shoplifting items totaling less than $200 would be a misdemeanor but for anything $200 and greater would be a felony.
Robbery, which is taking from the physical person of the alleged victim as in a mugging, or theft which involves a weapon or threat of violence are typically felonies. These charges are often broadly defined and come in a wide variety of categories including obtaining money through false pretenses, embezzling funds, and the act of extortion.
Larceny, which usually does not involve the use of force, is still considered a common law crime of theft. Petty larceny is a misdemeanor charge, where as grand larceny is considered a felony.
The receipt of stolen property can be construed as a crime if the person in possession of the stolen property has prior knowledge or should have had knowledge that the property was stolen.