Florida Robbery Defense Attorneys
Florida Robbery Laws & Penalties
Robbery is a violent theft crime. Robbery is simply defined as the taking of money or other property from the person or custody of another with the intent to do so either temporarily or permanently. This offense involves the use of force, threats or violence in order to commit theft. Because robbery is a crime of violence, the potential penalties that a defendant may face are very severe. Long-term imprisonment, heavy fines and probation are just a few of these.
When facing robbery charges, it is important to remember that you still have rights. You have the right to seek legal counsel, and a Miami robbery lawyer at Hager & Schwartz, P.A. may be just what you are looking for. With our experience in this area of criminal defense and our dedication to our clients, we are able to provide the highest quality legal representation. Let us review your unique case and use our knowledge and experience to determine how to best defend your rights and interests. As former state prosecutors, we understand exactly how prosecuting attorneys will treat a person accused of robbery. You need all the help you can get.
Armed Robbery vs. Strong Armed Robbery in Florida
There are two types of robbery charges which may be filed in Florida:
- Strong Armed Robbery: Theft involving force, threats or violence. This is a Second Degree Felony, punishable by up to 15 years in state prison.
- Armed Robbery: Theft involving the use of a deadly weapon. This is a First Degree Felony in Florida, punishable by up to 30 years in state prison.
Charges for Armed Robbery in Florida
What separates armed robbery from many other theft crimes is the use of force, violence, assault or placing a person in fear, while depriving them of their property. If you face armed robbery charges, you will want to place your defense in the hands of a skilled and experienced Miami armed robbery lawyer.
As mentioned above, armed robbery is classified as a first-degree felony and, if convicted, you can be incarcerated for up to 30 years in a state prison. If you fired a weapon during the robbery, it can result in a 20 year mandatory minimum sentence.
The sentence an individual receives depends on many factors including:
- Prior criminal history
- What kind of weapon was used
- If there is a history of violent offenses
- How much the stolen property was worth
- Whether or not the victim was injured
You can be guaranteed that prosecutors will push for maximum sentencing if you are convicted of robbery. As such, it is crucial that you consult a defense lawyer as soon as possible in order to help ensure that this does not occur. At Hager & Schwartz, P.A., we want you to be represented by a Miami robbery defense attorney who is equally aggressive in defending your rights.
If you are facing robbery charges in Miami-Dade County, or the surrounding areas in Florida, contact a Miami Robbery Attorney at our firm as soon as possible.
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