Robbery is a felony in Florida, meaning that a conviction could land you in state prison even if you have no prior criminal record. Our expert team at Rossen Law Firm is here to ensure that does not happen.
We aim to get you a second chance by negotiating with the prosecutor for a dropped or lesser charge, probation, or diversion alternatives if available. We also study your situation and craft a defense that fits the evidence. We know that people make mistakes, and we are tenacious advocates for second chances. We use mitigating factors, such as your age and clean record, to get you the best possible outcome with the evidence available. When you are arrested, put your faith in a tenacious Boca Raton robbery lawyer.
Robbery is theft that involves violence. Codified under Florida Statutes § 812.13, the elements of robbery include taking property or money belonging to someone else, intending to keep it, and using force, fear, or violence. Violence can occur before or after the property is taken.
Common types of robbery crimes include:
Each robbery case is unique. A seasoned Boca Raton attorney can provide a customized defense that accounts for each element of a particular robbery accusation.
The penalties for robbery depend mostly on the weapon involved. Offenders who brandish a firearm or another deadly weapon like a knife can face a sentence of up to life in state prison for this first-degree felony. Offenders who carry weapons the state does not consider deadly can spend up to 30 years in prison and 30 years on probation with a possible $10,000 fine for what is also a first-degree felony. Robbers without weapons can be incarcerated for up to 15 years, followed by 15 years on probation and a $10,000 fine.
Having a strong defense is crucial when trying to avoid the harshest punishments of a robbery conviction. Involving a skilled lawyer as early as possible allows them to get to work right away on a defense.
Some common defenses for robbery include:
The expert attorneys at Rossen Law Firm study every aspect of your case to identify credible defenses and employ them in your interest.
Robbery charges have the potential to upend your life. It might feel like you have no way to defend yourself, but this is not the case. If law enforcement arrests you and charges you with robbery, you have numerous options we can explore together. We are here for you.
Mistakes can be rectified, and people can redeem themselves. Do not let one indiscretion ruin your future. Let a Boca Raton robbery lawyer fight for you. Contact our office today to set up your strategy session.
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