Tag: Burglary

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