The criminal offense of Robbery is outlined in Florida Statute 812.13. It defines Robbery as the "means the taking of money or other property which may be the subject of larceny from the person or custody of another, with intent to either permanently or temporarily deprive the person or the owner of the money or other property, when in the course of the taking there is the use of force, violence, assault, or putting in fear." If you or a loved one has been charged with the offense of Robbery, it is important that you seek the advice of an experienced Robbery Defense Lawyer. With over 15-years of Criminal Defense experience in Central Florida, our Robbery Defense Lawyer will diligently work to protect your rights and freedom. Call us today at 407-473-1233 and let us help you secure the results you demand.
Penalties for Robbery Offenses The State of Florida aggressively prosecutes persons who are charged with Robbery offenses. The Penalties can often result in a prison sentence. Factors that the State will take into consideration include the level of Robbery you are charged with, your prior record, and the facts of your case. In the State of Florida, penalties for a Robbery charge can include:
If in the course of committing the robbery, you carried a firearm or other deadly weapon, then the robbery is deemed a first-degree felony by imprisonment for a term not exceeding life imprisonment.
If in the course of committing the robbery, you carried a weapon, then the robbery is deemed a first-degree felony punishable by up to 30-years in State Prison, 30-years probation, and a fine up to $15,000
If in the course of committing the robbery, you did not carry a firearm, deadly weapon, or weapon, then the robbery is deemed a second-degree felony punishable by up to 15-years in State Prison, 15-years probation, and a fine up to $10,000
Robbery Defenses Due to the severe sanctions that can result from a Robbery conviction, it is imperative to seek help from an experienced Robbery Defense Lawyer. There are numerous potential defenses that we will explore in defense of your Robbery charge. Some defenses include:
Mistaken Identity: in some cases, the subject of the investigation may be misidentified by the victim or the subject may have an alibi.
Was the Victim in Fear?: pursuant to Florida Statute 812.13, the State must establish that force was used to put the victim in fear. If we are able to establish that the item taken was done so without placing the victim in fear, then the State will not be able to establish the offense of Robbery.
Was a firearm, deadly weapon, or weapon used?: in some scenarios we are able to establish that the victim misidentified an item as a deadly weapon or firearm in which case your charges could be reduced.
Skilled and Experienced Orlando Robbery Defense If you have been charged with a Robbery offense, or if you are the subject of a Robbery investigation, it is important to take the time to consult with a skilled and experienced Robbery Defense Lawyer. Call us today at 407-473-1233 to schedule your free and confidential case evaluation. We will take time to answer your questions, review the reports, and advise you of what methods we will take to fight for your rights and freedom.