Robbery by Sudden snatching - as seen in this photo - is when someone is actively robbed. In fort lauderdale and south florida our criminal defense attorneys can help.

If you have been charged with the crime of Robbery by Sudden Snatching in South Florida, you have met your defense attorney match. Rossen Law Firm is composed of the most dedicated and qualified robbery attorneys and crew to win your case. 

What is a Robbery by Sudden Snatching Crime?

A Robbery by Sudden Snatching Crime occurs in Fort Lauderdale when a person takes someone else’s property without intent to return it. In order for it to be classified as a Robbery by Sudden Snatching, the individual who was allegedly stolen from must have become aware of the taking during the commission of the crime. 

State Law defines Robbery by Sudden Snatching is the action of taking money or other property from a person with the intention to keep it permanently without their permission. In the act of taking money or other property, the person became aware that they were being robbed. As a South Florida attorney can further explain, it is an on-site, immediate robbery – such as someone stealing your purse from your arm or your credit card from your hand.


The crime of Robbery by Sudden Snatching can get very serious if not handled correctly. The consequences of this crime increase when a weapon or a firearm is in your possession or ownership while the crime is taking place. Consequences escalate even further if you use the weapon in the course of the robbery.

For example, the crime of Robbery by Sudden Snatching when a person who takes money or other property from someone else without a weapon or firearm is a third-degree felony. A third-degree felony carries consequences of up to 5 years in prison and fines of up to $5,000. 

On the other hand, the crime of Robbery by Sudden Snatching when a person who takes money or other property from someone else with a weapon or firearm 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. 


If you were charged for Robbery by Sudden Snatching 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 and to support you through this challenging time until the very end of your case and beyond. We have a lot of experience regarding the charge of Robbery by Sudden Snatching and we have also mastered the defenses against this crime. 

Please, contact our office if you have been charged Robbery by Sudden Snatching. The second we sit down with you and discuss your case we begin working on strategies to win immediately. We know that bad things can happen to good people and one mistake in your life should not have the ability to dictate or destroy your entire life – and we work vigorously to make sure that does not happen.

Robbery by Sudden Snatching Defenses 

  • Not Considered a Robbery under Florida Law: In order for an individual to be convicted for the crime of Robbery by Sudden Snatching, the State must prove that you took the money or property from the person, the property you took had some value, you planned to permanently deprive the person of the property stolen, and the person you stole from became aware of the taking while the crime was occurring. If one of all of these factors is not proven then a proper conviction cannot occur. 
  • Property Belongs to the Accused: If the property you stole was rightfully yours and you honestly believed that the property was your own, the defense that the property belongs to you could serve as a defense because you are the owner and authorized possess your property or item of value. 

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If you have been charged with the crime of Robbery by Sudden Snatching, Rossen Law Firm is here to help you with your legal needs. We are committed to protecting your rights and providing your criminal charges with an outcome you can feel relieved about. 

So much so that we provide FREE strategy sessions to those looking for the right defense attorney to be on their side and defeat their criminal charges.

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