Many people use the terms “theft,” “robbery,” and “burglary” interchangeably in daily conversations. Which makes sense. After all, each term – in general – addresses the same topic.
Legally speaking, however, the terms describe three different and specific types of criminal offenses. If you’re facing criminal charges related to stealing something, you need to know the legal definition of each term.Theft in Illinois
Illinois Statutes Chapter 720 §16-1 defines theft as obtaining the property of someone else through deception [...]