Theft & Fraud
Theft occurs when an individual takes another individual’s property without permission and with the intent to keep it. Theft is upgraded to Robbery when the individual taking the property uses or threatens to use force in order to take the property. Robbery is upgraded to Armed Robbery when the individual taking the property uses or threatens the use of a deadly weapon or when they cause someone serious injury while taking the property.
Prosecutors and Judges take Theft and Robbery related offenses very seriously. By Statute, even first time offenders face lengthy prison sentences for Robbery. If you have been arrested or charged with Theft or Robbery you need to speak with Joel Silberman as soon as possible.
- Constitutional Defenses
- Prosecution has insufficient evidence to satisfy their burden
- Sentencing can range from Probation to Imprisonment