No. In New Jersey, robbery is a violent crime that includes an element of theft. Burglary is a non-violent crime characterized as unlawfully entering or remaining in a place where one is not authorized to be, with an intent to commit a crime.
Burglary, contrary to popular opinion, is not even a theft crime, but merely the crime of accessing a place without permission, with the intent of committing a crime.
Burglary is a serious crime that is charged as a third degree offense, unless factors like causing harm or threatening to cause harm are present, or possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of burglary, which will make it a second degree offense.
When a person is charged with robbery, they are alleged to have committed a theft using force or the threat of force to appropriate goods from another.
Robbery is a second degree offense that aggravating circumstances can raise to a first degree offense.
These are serious crimes that carry heavy penalties. Don’t let your life be taken away from you.
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