Robbery Charges & Juvenile Crimes

Defending Minors Against Serious Criminal Allegations

Robbery is one of the most serious criminal allegations individuals of any age can face. Considered a type of violent crime and theft crime, robbery poses extremely harsh penalties and numerous long-term repercussions. Under Florida Statutes § 812.13, robbery can be prosecuted when an individual takes money or property directly from another person's immediate possession and when the act is committed with the use of force, violence, assault, or threats that produce fear. Robbery charges may also vary depending on the circumstances involved, including any of the following offenses:

  • Second-degree felony when robbery is committed without the use of a firearm or weapon
  • First-degree felony when robbery is committed with the use of a weapon
  • First-degree felony when robbery is committed with the use of a firearm or other deadly weapon
  • Robbery by sudden snatching (§ 812.131) – a robbery offense characterized by a victim becoming "aware of the taking"
  • Carjacking (§812.133) – a robbery offense involving the theft of a motor vehicle directly from a person's possession using force, threats, violence, or assault
  • Home-invasion robbery (§812.135) – robbery of an inhabited dwelling in which an individual commits a robbery of the home's occupants

In the event that victims were harmed or injured in the commission of a robbery, prosecutors may also push for heightened charges and penalties. Regardless of the particularities involved in a robbery case, all parents whose child has been charged with a robbery offense must be aware that penalties are incredibly severe. Possible terms of detention in a juvenile detention facility, probation, fines, court-ordered classes, and the limitations that come with having such a serious conviction on one's record can negatively impact your child's future. If prosecutors find reason to charge your son or daughter as an adult, the stakes become even higher.

Place Your Trust in Former Prosecutors

As former prosecutors, our Miami criminal defense lawyers have handled thousands of criminal cases from both sides of the legal arena. We use our insight to anticipate the "other side's" tactics, to structure defense strategies that break down their case, and to fight intelligently and aggressively on your child's behalf. Our representation focuses on every aspect of your child's case, and we leave nothing behind when working toward the best possible resolution. Having defended many young clients against theft crime and robbery allegations in the past, we are also equipped with the knowledge of how Florida juvenile court proceedings work, and can provide our compassionate and attentive guidance through each stage of your legal journey.

Miami Criminal Defense Attorneys Fighting for Families

At Hager & Schwartz, P.A. we go above and beyond in our efforts to not only guide young clients through the juvenile court process, but to also provide our sincere support to parents and families who find themselves immersed in difficult experiences. Our legal team knows that when your child faces a criminal allegation as serious as robbery, you may easily feel overwhelmed and afraid. As such, we make it our mission to be available to our clients' needs, whenever they are in need, and regardless of what those needs may be. As we are also available for free consultations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, we strongly urge parents to waste no time in learning more about the ways in which we can be of assistance. Take matters into your own hands and place your trust in a firm that has the experience, resources, and unwavering commitment needed to protect your child's future. Contact a Miami criminal defense lawyer from Hager & Schwartz, P.A. today.

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