Theft crimes include crimes such as burglary, petit & grand larceny, embezzlement, fraud, robbery, identity theft and many others. These crimes all have one thing in common: a person that has knowingly, unlawfully stolen another person's property without their consent. Theft crimes can be violent and non-violent, with non-violent offenses usually receiving less severe sentences. Those who threaten with physical harm, or actually commit physical violence are expected to be sentenced to a much harsher punishment.
Other sex offenses include what some people categorize as “victimless” crimes. These are seen as a crime without any direct victim, and they include prostitution, indecent exposure, and illegal possession of pornography. The penalties for these crimes can be just as severe as if a victim was involved. As with the other crimes, a conviction may lead to incarceration, fines, community service, and a conviction may also lead to you having to participate in a sexual offender treatment program or lifetime registration as a sexual offender. The public, as well as Federal and State law enforcement agencies are capable of accessing all such databases pursuant to the Sex Offender Registration Act (SORA).