Property Crimes

Property crimes can include anything from destroying property to stealing something. Cash theft, however, is the most common, and overall, only about 18 percent of theft crimes resulted in charging someone for it. We’ll break down the types of felonies involving property crime, what to expect if charged with one, and average jail times or fines involved. You can turn to Felonies.org for all of your concerns involving property theft.

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    Are Forgery and Counterfeiting a Crime?

    With the prevalence of so many kinds of coin, currency, and documents, there are over a hundred different actions that may fall under a forgery or counterfeiting crime.

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    Is It a Crime to Not Report a Felony?

    "If you see something, say something." Though not exactly like this saying, misprision of felony has everything to do with the knowledge of, concealing, and not reporting a felony.

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    Is Disorderly Conduct a Crime?

    According to federal regulations, "A person commits disorderly conduct when they cause public nuisance, violence, alarm intentionally, or if they cause risk recklessly."

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    State Burglary Laws

    Burglary and robbery are often confused or used interchangeably, but each constitutes a different crime. One of the main differences between the two crimes is that a robbery can take place anywhere, while burglary involves illegally entering a structure. Both crimes are two of the most commonly committed felonies. The third crime in this category is theft. For a robbery…

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    When is Arson a Felony?

    Arson, while a form of property crime, is taken incredibly seriously, as it can be incredibly dangerous. The reasons arson may be committed may differ, but it comes with high risk of public safety, and the law treats it accordingly.

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    Is Piracy a Felony? Punishments and Fines for Illegal Downloading

    Many people think that they can download songs illegally or stream pirated movies online without getting into trouble. This is especially true when consumers don’t understand how illegal downloading laws work. In reality, anyone who uses copyrighted materials without the owners’ permission may face hundreds of thousands in fines for illegal downloading violations. The prison sentences aren’t lenient either. But…

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    Property Crime Overview

    The main purpose of theft-type crimes is to take money. However, these crimes are carried out without using any force or threatening to use force against the victim.

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    What is Fraud and When is it a Felony?

    There is a large variety of types of fraud, and they vary based on what the scheme is, how it's carried out, who it targets, what type of value is involved, and more.

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    Felony Fraud Scams and the Law

    Scams have been around for as long as the world has, and it's been done in any manner of ways with any number of laws governing them during its existence. However, technology has made them arguably worse, and US law works to combat that with intense penalties.

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    What Are Hate Crimes?

    A hate crime can be pretty much any type of crime against someone, as long as it has one element: the perpetrator committed the crime because of a bias they hold against someone's race, sex, religion, gender identity, disability, or nationality.

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