While the terms are sometimes used interchangeably in everyday conversation, in the legal world, robbery and burglary are not the same crime.
Robbery is defined as the forceful taking of property from another.
Burglary is defined as illegally entering or unlawfully remaining inside a location (residential or commercial) with the simultaneous intent of committing a crime therein.
If you have been charged with robbery or burglary in New York, you could be facing extremely serious penalties including a mandatory lengthy prison sentence. The allegations against you have the potential to make a lasting negative impact on your personal and your professional life, and if you are convicted, a criminal record could continue to haunt you for years to come