Common property crimes include Burglary of a Dwelling, Burglary of Conveyance or Structure, Dealing in Stolen Property, and Fraudulent Verification of Ownership at a Pawn Shop (basically saying something belongs to you, which doesn’t). Theft and Fraud are both discussed in their own sections, but they both overlap property crimes.
Property crimes are also considered crimes of dishonesty. Crimes of dishonesty can have serious consequences to your future; more so than other types of crimes. The reason is it calls into question your trustworthiness. For example, can a potential employer trust you with money, merchandise or their property.
Property crimes can also carry very severe penalties. For example, entering someone’s house without their permission with the intent to commit a crime inside can carry with it a 15-year prison term. Another one that surprises many people is Burglary of a Conveyance—just opening someone’s car door and taking a 50-cent pen can carry a 5-year sentence.
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