Robbery Attorney in Tampa & Theft Lawyer in Brandon, Florida
Florida Statute 812.13 states that "Robbery" 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. Essentially, robbery is theft by the use or threat of force.
If a weapon was not carried during the robbery, the charge is a second-degree felony, punishable by up to fifteen years in state prison. If a non-deadly weapon was carried, the charge is a first-degree felony, punishable by up to thirty years in prison. If a firearm or other deadly weapon was carried during the robbery, the crime is punishable by up to life in prison - without the possibility of early release. The weapon does not even have be used or displayed, but simply carried at the time of the offense.
Have you been charged with robbery in Tampa Bay? A criminal defense lawyer from The Lawler Firm can help.
Robbery cases are very serious crimes, and are prosecuted intensely by the State Attorney's office. Defenses are specific to the facts and circumstances of each particular case. A Tampa Bay robbery defense attorney can discuss your options based on the facts of your case.
If you have been charged with robbery, call The Lawler Firm now for a free no obligation consultation. You will speak to your actual robbery criminal defense attorney who will meet with you, even on evenings and weekends. Call Now (813) 431-4470!