Theft offences are often confused within conversational misuse of other similar charges. The following should offer clarification on the most common misuses:
- Theft is the act of permanently depriving someone of one of their personal belongings;
- Robbery is the act of permanently depriving someone of their personal belongings with an element of violence (threatened or acted upon) against another person; and
- Burglary is the act of entering a building as a trespasser with the intent to commit an offence.
Theft includes crimes such as shoplifting, but it does not include robbery. We understand this may seem pedantic to the untrained eye, but it is important to keep an acute eye to the actual charges which you may be facing as the courts may not be sympathetic towards any legal jargon you misinterpret.
Theft can carry a sentence of up to 14 years imprisonment. No matter how minor or major the involvement you have had with theft, we are here to help. We appreciate this may be a difficult time but it is important for you to know that we are experienced in the field and will work with you to ensure you get the best possible outcome for your case.
If you have been accused of theft, or the involvement of theft, it is important to contact our specialist theft solicitors as soon as possible. We will listen to your situation, answer any queries you may have, and advise you accordingly once we are instructed.
Recent changes to Legal Aid have meant that funding is now very limited for criminal cases, we do not feel that it is possible to represent clients to the standard that we would think is necessary and therefore, we do not therefore offer Legal Aid.
What do I do next?
Contact us online or speak to one of our dedicated specialists on 0207 998 7777 for a free initial consultation. With our vast experience in the field, our bilingual speaking team will work with you to ensure this process runs as smooth as possible. All information you provide us with is treated with the utmost confidentiality.
We will contact you no later than the next working day to arrange a meeting at our offices in London W1 to advise on the agreement.