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What Is Looting?

Looting is used to describe the act of indiscriminately taking property, especially valuables, during a catastrophe, war, riot, or natural disaster. Looting can also be applied to egregious cases of embezzlement like stealing from private or public assets.

What are Sentences for Looting?

Since looting is a kind of burglary that occurs during a time of crisis, Western countries including democracies often employ extreme measures against looting. Property owners, police, and army troops often use a great show of force like shooting looters to discourage the act among large crowds.

What If You Are Accused of Looting?

If you have pending legal charges then you should immediately contact a criminal defense lawyer who can accurately advise you on your options. Criminal convictions can often result in substantial prison time, plus the loss of your voting rights.
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Last Modified: 05-19-2015 02:29 PM PDT

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