Robbery with a deadly weapon is a serious crime in South Florida and Fort Lauderdale. if you're facing robbery with a deadly weapon criminal charges, call our fort lauderdale criminal defense attorneysIf you were charged with the crime of Robbery with a Deadly Weapon in South Florida look no further, Rossen Law Firm is here for you and will support you through every step of the criminal process related to your South Florida case. Rossen Law Firm has some of the most dedicated and qualified robbery attorneys and staff team to defeat your criminal charges. 

What is Robbery with a Deadly Weapon?

Robbery with a Deadly Weapon occurs when a person takes money or other property from someone else and uses violence or threats with a deadly weapon while robbing someone. 

Any weapon is considered deadly when it is used to threaten another individual and it is likely to create a high level of bodily harm or death. As a Fort Lauderdale attorney can further explain, even a weapon that is normally not considered deadly, could be considered deadly depending on how the weapon is used during the robbery. 

To be charged with the crime of Robbery with a Deadly Weapon, one does not even necessarily need to use the weapon – and they will be charged for simply having it  – even if the weapon was under their belt or even their purse or backpack.


Crimes committed while the defendant is in possession or control of a weapon are punished more severely than crimes that do not involve a weapon – due to the potential harm that can be caused to another civilian. 

For example, a Robbery charge where the offender did not carry a deadly weapon, or other weapons is a second-degree felony. A second-degree felony carries consequences of up to 15 years in prison and fines of up to $10,000. 

A Robbery charge where the offender carried a deadly weapon or other weapons is a first-degree felony. A first-degree felony carries consequences of up to 30 years in prison and fines of up to $10,000. Because of what is at stake, it is vital to enlist the help of a knowledgeable South Florida attorney if you have been accused of robbery with a deadly weapon.


If you were charged with Robbery with a Deadly Weapon in South Florida and are looking for a dedicated defense attorney to fight your criminal robbery charges, you have come across the right place. Rossen Law Firm is here to support you through this challenging time and to defend you and protect your rights. 

We have more than a decade of criminal law and criminal defense experience and have also mastered the defenses against the crime of Robbery with a Deadly Weapon. 

Don’t hesitate to contact our office if you were charged with Robbery with a Deadly Weapon in Fort Lauderdale. The second we sit down with you and discuss your case we immediately begin working on strategies to win your case. 

We know that bad things can happen to good people and one mistake in your life should not have the power to control the rest of your life – and we work actively to make sure that does not happen. We will do everything possible to get you the best possible outcome. 

We are willing to put in the work other lawyers won’t, so we can get you results other lawyers can’t get. 

Robbery with a Deadly Weapon Defenses 

  • No Participation in the Crime:  If you were charged with the crime of Robbery with a Deadly Weapon and were simply present at the time of the crime but had no involvement, you cannot be lawfully charged with the crime. One of the factors that the State needs to prove for the conviction of Robbery of a Deadly Weapon to be valid is the intent to deprive or permanently remove property from another individual. If you were simply present while your friend decided to rob someone with a knife they had in their backpack, that does not make you the individual who committed the robbery and therefore cannot be charged with the crime. 
  • Mistaken Identity: The person who claims they were robbed with a deadly weapon could have been robbed by someone else and they could be uncertain and mistaken about the identity of the person who robbed them. Eyewitnesses of the alleged crime may have identified you as the wrong person. If you have been charged with the crime of Robbery with a Deadly Weapon and were not present during the occurrence of the alleged crime (if you have an alibi), the defense of mistaken identity can be used to fight the charges against you. 

Robbery With a Deadly Weapon Defense Strategy Session in Fort Lauderdale 

Rossen Law Firm has a lot of experience with charges for Robbery with a Deadly Weapon so we know how to protect your rights and provide our clients with a personalized and aggressive defense to their criminal charges. 

We don’t offer free consultations, instead, we grant FREE strategy sessions so you know what strategy will be used to obtain the best possible result for your case. It’s above and beyond a free strategy session.

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