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Criminal Defense Attorney

Robbery

The crime of robbery is a felony in the state of Florida. A defendant may be charged with a first or second degree felony, depending on where the alleged crime took place and if a firearm was used in the commission of said crime. The general, accepted definition of robbery is when a person intentionally and unlawfully takes either money or property from another through the use of threat, assault, violence, or force.

Types of robbery charges under Florida law include: robbery with a deadly weapon, robbery with a firearm, home invasion robbery, and carjacking. All of them are first degree felonies that involve minimum sentences and/or fines. A charge of robbery with a deadly weapon, for example, may result in any combination of the following: up to $10,000 in fines, up to 30 years of probation, up to 30 years in state prison.

With the exception of homicide, robbery with any kind of weapon is one of the most serious crimes on the books. The weapon does not need to be used for violence or force for the charges to stick; simply possessing a weapon during the robbery is enough. When a firearm is used, a defendant may also be charged under Florida’s Life Statue. If convicted, a judge must impose minimum mandatory prison sentences of at least 10 years behind bars. Evan H. Baron can help!

A robbery charge, any robbery charge is serious business. A conviction will most likely result in prison time and crippling financial fines. Not to mention the fact that it will remain on your record indefinitely, which may make it difficult to secure employment. Some companies are willing to hire ex-cons, but they are far less forgiving when it comes to workers who were convicted of serious crimes like robbery.

If you or someone you know has been charged with robbery, time is of the essence. The State is busy building its case and their attorneys will be ready when the court date comes. Preparing a proper defense for a robbery charge takes time. Mr. Baron and his team must review evidence, procedure, and interview witnesses.

Every case is different. But one truth remains constant—human beings aren’t perfect. Witnesses make mistakes and the wrong person can be falsely accused or misidentified. These are standard defense strategies that Mr. Baron and his associates may employ when appropriate.

To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our experienced criminal defense attorneys, please call (954) 385-9160.