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Types of Theft

Most people understand that the term “theft” is generally used to describe the illegal taking of property by one individual from another. In law, it is often used as a blanket term to cover a variety of illegal activities, including larceny, embezzlement, robbery, burglary, shoplifting, and fraud.

Regardless of the type of theft charge a person is facing, the representation provided by an experienced defense attorney is invaluable in assuring that their rights are protected. If you have been charged with any type of theft, contact the criminal defense lawyers of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C. at 713-523-0404.

Some Types of Theft

The following are some short explanations of common types of theft charges a defendant may face:

  • Embezzlement – illegally and dishonestly taking financial assets with which one has been trusted.
  • Burglary – illegal entry into a property with the intent to commit a crime (generally theft)
  • Shoplifting – theft from a retail store
  • Robbery – theft achieved through violence or other intimidation tactics
  • Fraud – theft achieved through deception (as opposed to violence, as in robbery)

While each of these categories or types of theft contain many sub-classifications, understanding the broad differences can help you understand the charges that you may face if you are accused of theft.

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If you have been accused of theft, you deserve to understand the charges you are facing and the potential consequences you may face if you are found guilty. To discuss your case with a legal professional who will stay committed to protecting your rights, contact the Houston criminal defense attorneys at Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C. by calling 713-523-0404.