What is Robbery?
Robbery is a Theft that involves violence or the threat of violence against another person. Robbery is more serious than Theft. The victims of Robbery are subject to physical force or intimidation. Robberies can be committed with or without a weapon, and a weapon doesn’t have to be real.
Conviction and Sentencing for Robbery.
Robbery is a serious charge, and sentences can vary, and include life imprisonment. The court will treat a Robbery charge more severely if there was a Firearm used in the commission of the Robbery and it will include a jail sentence. Committing a Robbery for the purpose of stealing a Firearm is also punished severely.
I’ve been charged with Robbery
Remain silent. It is your right. Don’t lie, just don’t speak. There is nothing you can say to the police that could help your circumstances. You first need to speak with a lawyer and you have the right to do so. The ramifications of a Robbery charge can be serious, and you should talk to a lawyer about your charges.
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