Category: Theft

What Are the Consequences of Black Friday Identity Theft?

With Black Friday coming up, most people will be scouring the market for great deals to start their holiday shopping. However, many people also feel an increase in financial pressure around this time of the year. When money becomes an unbearable stress, people can make poor judgment calls. Therefore, identity theft is a major concern around Black Friday and the holidays. What Is Identity Theft? Identity theft is the act of willfully taking and misusing the personal information of another person. For Black Friday purposes, identity theft would likely involve obtaining money illegally by pretending to be the proper owner … Read More

What’s the Difference Between Robbery and Burglary?

Robbery and burglary are two criminal terms that are thrown around without many people knowing the proper definitions of them. Both of these crimes refer to the stealing of someone else’s property, and they both are categorized under the broad crime of theft. However, there are important differences between these two illegal acts that will result in different consequences in court. What is Robbery? The basic definition of a robbery is to take something from a person by using force or the threat of force. Robbery is similar to theft because it involves taking someone’s property without their consent, but … Read More

What is Residential Burglary?

By Richard Wingerden of the Law Offices of Richard Wingerden posted in Burglary. On October  22, around 11:40 a.m., San Jose police responded to a house after they received calls that a person had been shot. When officers arrived, they discovered that the homeowner had been shot by one of three suspects whom the victim had found burglarizing his home. The suspects got away and the homeowner was treated at a hospital and released. If the suspects are arrested, they will face numerous charges. One of the charges would be residential burglary. Residential burglary is codified in Penal Code sections … Read More