Robbery, Theft, Burglary
If you have been arrested or charged with any of these offences please contact us to speak to one of our specialist Criminal Defence Solicitors. We deal with this type of charge on a daily basis and are highly experienced in defending this type of case.
The crimes of Theft, Robbery, Burglary and all dishonesty offences are serious offences and you will need an experienced solicitor to represent you at all stages through arrest and Court.
Robbery is the crime of stealing when the threat of force is involved at some stage in the crime. Cases of Robbery often include the use of or threat of use of a weapon.
Robbery is always a serious offence and one where the advice and assistance of a solicitor should be sought as soon as possible.
Please contact us and we will be pleased to discuss your case with you.
Theft is the dishonest appropriation of property belonging to another with the intention to permanently deprive.
To show that you have stolen an item the prosecution generally needs to show that it belongs to someone, if they can't then it cannot be classed as theft. Also, theft is a crime of specific intent so you cannot be guilty of theft by accident
Burglary is an offence requiring intention with the additional requirement of trespass.
A burglar must be shown to have entered property (as a trespasser) with the intention of stealing, to have actually stolen or with the intention to cause damage, to assault someone or commit the offence of rape.
Burglary of a house is seen by the Court as more serious then burglary of commercial property. For dwelling burglary the penalty is routinely a prison sentence.