Robbery & Burglary Attorney
Illinois & Indiana Attorney at Law -- In Hammond
Serving Munster, Calumet City, Highland, Gary & Crown Point IN.
Robbery & Burglary Defense Lawyer
If you have been accused of committing robbery or burglary, then contact Steve E. Haddad Attorney at Law, as soon as possible. Depending on various factors, such as your criminal history and whether the crime was carried out with the use of a weapon, you could be facing serious penalties such as a prison sentence, fines & restitution.
Individuals with a criminal record for robbery or burglary may have trouble securing decent employment in the future. This kind of conviction calls your moral integrity and character into question, which may dissuade an employer from hiring you. Steve E. Haddad Attorney at Law, can help you avoid or minimize the damage of a criminal offense such as robbery and burglary.
Robbery vs. Burglary
While many individuals often believe that robbery and burglary charges are the same thing, there are some differences, such as:
- Robbery - is when a person steals property by using force and intimidation. Robbery is done in the presence of another person, usually the owner.
- Burglary - is when a person breaks into a person's home or place of business and steals or commits another crime.
Regardless of which crime you are accused of committing, Steve E. Haddad Attorney at Law, is ready to stand up in your defense. Steve may be able to obtain a reduction of charges, or even a case dismissal. Call for an appointment today!
Burglary Lawyer in Lake County Indiana
While burglary is often associated with theft, it can be charged in relation to any felony, or any intended felony. According to Ind. Code § 35-43-2-1, a burglar is "a person who breaks and enters the building or structure of another person, with intent to commit a felony in it." This can be charged as a Class C felony.
However, Burglary can be charged as a Class “B” felony when:
- The accused is armed with a deadly weapon
- The building is a home or residence
- The building is a place of religious worship
Burglary can also be charged as a Class “A” felony when:
- The accused causes bodily injury to another person
- The accused causes serious bodily injury to another person
The penalties associated with these charges depending on the felony classification, but all of them can result in serious prison time.