Robbery Defense Lawyer in Tallahassee
Robbery is a crime that involves taking another person's property by
physical force, violence or threats. Depending on whether the offender
carried or used a weapon or deadly weapon, they may face varying degrees
of criminal charges for robbery. This offense may be considered both a
violent crime and a
theft crime, and is typically a felony in Florida. If you are facing robbery charges
in Tallahassee, you may be at risk of years of imprisonment, in addition
to heavy fines. The burden of living with a conviction on your criminal
record can have detrimental results on employment, educational, financial,
and housing opportunities.
Florida Statutes § 812.13 – Robbery
Florida's robbery statute is detailed in § 812.13. It involves
theft by means of fear, force, or violence. Robbery involves stealing
directly from a person, as opposed to theft when the rightful owner is
not present. According to the statute,
"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.
Robbery with the use of a deadly weapon is a first degree felony, while
robbery without the use of a deadly weapon is a felony of the second degree.
Contacting a Tallahassee Criminal Attorney
Involving a criminal attorney who is experienced in challenging robbery
charges is essential if you or someone you know has been accused of or
arrested for this crime. This also applies if you are currently the subject
of a criminal investigation involving robbery, as you may be at risk of
facing formal charges in the near future. It is also very important to
understand that no one will be completely on your side, with the exception
of your lawyer. Having a knowledgeable attorney from Jansen and Davis,
P.A. can make all the difference in avoiding maximum penalties or a conviction
Tallahassee robbery defense lawyer at our law firm today.