TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE: TRUE OR FALSE?
- Larceny may be committed by reaching into an individual’s pocket without his or her consent and moving the individual’s wallet several inches.
- It is embezzlement if you find and permanently keep property that has been lost by the owner.
- The primary difference between false pretenses and larceny by trick is that false pretenses involves obtaining possession of property by the misrepresentation of a fact and larceny by trick involves obtaining legal ownership of property by the misrepresentation of a fact.
- The crime of forgery requires that an individual attempt to use the forged instrument that he or she created knowing that the instrument is false.
- The only difference between robbery and larceny is that robbery involves the use of force to remove an object from a person.
- There is no difference between extortion and blackmail other than that blackmail requires the use or threat of force.
- A person who pushes open a half-closed door to a house at night and while standing outside the house reaches inside with his or her arm and grabs a valuable sculpture on a table is guilty of common law burglary.
- A landlord who is the owner of a home that he or she rents to a tenant is criminally liable for common law burglary if he or she breaks into the home with the intent to commit a felony.
- A conviction for the crime of trespass requires an unauthorized entry onto the property of another with the intent to commit a misdemeanor or felony on the property adjacent to the home.
- The common law crime of arson required an actual burning, and smoke damage was not sufficient to constitute arson.
- Criminal mischief requires substantial damage to property.