Robbery, Burglary and Theft

Robbery, burglary and theft all involve taking property without permission, however all can be highly complex and require an expert solicitor to properly prepare a defence.

The offence of Theft is made up of many parts. To be guilty of theft the prosecution must prove that a person dishonestly took someone else’s property with the intention of permanently keeping it from them. Some theft matters are only dealt with in the Magistrates’ Court or Youth Court, such as low value shoplifting, whilst others can be tried in the Crown Court.

Robbery is a serious charge that can only be dealt with in the Crown Court. Robbery is where a person uses or threatens force whilst (or immediately before) committing a theft. The issue of what amounts to ‘force’ can sometimes be very unclear and requires an experienced solicitor to correctly advise.

Contrary to popular understanding, the offence of Burglary is far from simple. To prove that a person is guilty of burglary, the Prosecution must prove that they entered a building as a trespasser, or became a trespasser whilst in the building, and had the intention to steal, do damage or inflict grievous bodily harm (GBH), or stole, attempted to steal, or inflict or attempted to inflict GBH. Burglary can include domestic burglary, non-dwelling burglary or aggravated burglary. Each type of burglary requires an experienced solicitor to challenge the Police or Prosecution’s case.

Why instruct our robbery, burglary and theft solicitors?

Our team deal with many robbery, burglary and theft matters and can provide expert advice on all such matters, including:

  • Theft
  • Low-value shoplifting
  • Robbery
  • Armed robbery
  • Dwelling/domestic burglary
  • Non-dwelling burglary
  • Aggravated burglary
  • Taking a vehicle Without the Owner’s Consent (TWOC)
  • Aggravated vehicle taking
  • Going equipped for stealing
  • Handling stolen goods
  • Abstracting electricity
  • Dishonestly retaining a wrongful credit

Funding your case

We are committed to ensuring anyone accused of a robbery, burglary or theft offence can receive representation wherever possible. Our team offer legal aid and private funding options and we ensure that if a case is privately funded, we are clear about the costs of our representation from the outset.

Get in touch with our robbery, burglary and theft solicitors?

For further information, call us now on 0207 790 4032 (or out-of-hours on 07841 454 170). Alternatively, complete our online enquiry form and we will contact you for a confidential discussion about your case.


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