Thousands of burglaries, robberies, larcenies, and vehicle thefts are committed across Boston every year. With prosecutors who are primed to crack down on these charges, you need a legal advocate in your corner who has the proven experience to combat the accusations against you.

What is a theft crime? Any behavior that counts as taking away someone else’s property, without their permission, and with the intent to keep the owner from accessing their property. A theft crime will be a misdemeanor only if it involves property that is valued below $250 – any theft involving that amount or higher is treated as a felony. The same holds true for attempted thefts.

My case experience extends to the following theft types:

Burglary: This charge covers breaking and entering of any building, not just a home, at any time with the intent of committing a felony. Burglary, or attempted burglary, can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony.

Larceny over $250: Larceny is simply another word for theft. Larceny can be committed by check, stealing, false pretenses, embezzlement, taking a motor vehicle, and other means.

Robbery: In Massachusetts, this is defined as taking property from another person by violence or intimidation. Aggravated robbery charges occur when a person inflicts bodily harm on another while committing robbery.

Shoplifting: This is the act of taking merchandise away from a store without paying for it. You could face this accusation for concealing merchandise, transferring merchandise into another container, removing a shopping cart from a store premises, and for removing or switching labels or price tags. Shoplifting can be charged as larceny when the value of stolen goods exceeds $100.