Robbery is defined in Florida law as taking money or other property from a person or from the custody of another with the intent to either permanently or temporarily deprive the owner of it, and in the course of the taking, there is the use of force, violence, assault, or instilling fear.
Punishment for Robbery Crimes in Florida
The least serious robbery crime in Florida is a second degree felony punishable by up to 15 years in state prison. Even for a first-time offender, robbery while carrying a weapon is a 1st degree felony punishable by up to 30 years in prison. Robbery while carrying a fire-arm or other deadly weapon is punishable by life in prison. And using a gun during a robbery brings mandatory minimum prison time. If you are facing robbery charges, you need a Fort Lauderdale criminal defense lawyer who knows how to handle these types of cases. A robbery conviction is a serious matter that can have far-reaching effects on your life and future. Call me today to discuss your Fort Lauderdale, Miami, or Palm Beach County Robbery charge.
Variations of Robbery
I can help you with any of the following problems:
- Robbery without a weapon
- Robbery with a weapon
- Robbery with a firearm or deadly weapon
- Robbery by sudden snatching
- Home-invasion Robbery
Everyone is legally entitled to the best defense they can get. If you are facing a robbery charge, you need an experienced and knowledgeable Fort Lauderdale criminal defense lawyer fighting to protect your interests. The government will use all of its resources to convict and sentence you. Have someone on your side to make sure the government doesn't treat you unfairly. Call me, Lloyd Golburgh, today for your free consultation.