Robbery, Burglary & Larceny
Theft crimes in Rhode Island are considered very serious and have very serious consequences depending on the classification of the crime. At Sheeley Law, LLC, our Rhode Island attorney can help defend you against all robbery and burglary charges.
Robbery is the felonious and forcible taking of property (goods or money) from another by violent means or means that wreak fear into the victim.
Rhode Island carries a maximum incarceration time of life in prison, and in conjunction with the incarceration time a fine of $15,000 may also be applied by the court.
Burglary is any unlawful entry into a building with the intent to commit a crime. There are many factors that will influence the sentence for such a crime, such as:
- The location
- Whether the breaking and entry were committed at separate times
- Method used
- Whether there was felonious intent
The potential penalties for a burglary conviction include a maximum sentence of life in prison and a fine of up to $20,000.
Larceny is the removal of personal property of another with the intention of depriving the owner of possession. In Rhode Island, there are two classifications of larceny, property under $500 in value and property over $500 in value, and the difference in punishment is severe.
For larceny involving property valued under $500, the maximum possible jail sentence is one year. For larceny involving property valued over $500, the maximum possible jail sentence is 10 years. A fine may also be imposed by the court.