Robbery by Sudden Snatching
- If an individual is accused of taking money or property from another person with the intent to temporarily or permanently deprive the owner of the property then may be charged with robbery by sudden snatching which is classified as a 3rd degree felony subjecting a person to up to 5 years in state prison,
- If a person is armed with a firearm during the course of committing a robbery by sudden snatching then the charge is elevated to a 2nd degree felony.
- It is not necessary for the prosecution to allege a use of force or any resistance by the victim in order to sustain a conviction for robbery by sudden snatching. (See Fla. Stat. 812.131)
Strong Arm Robbery
- If during the course of committing a robbery, an individual is accused of using force, violence, intimidation or fear then that person can be charged with strong arm robbery.
- If in the course of committing a robbery, a person is accused of possessing any weapon at all, then they can be charged with a 1st degree felony.
- If in the course of committing a robbery, a person is accused of carrying a firearm, then that person can be charged with a 1st degree felony and face a maximum sentence of life in prison.
- If no weapon is alleged to have been used during the robbery, then the person will face a 2nd degree felony. (See Fla. Stat. 812.12)
Home Invasion Robbery
- A home invasion robbery is a 1st degree felony punishable by up to 30 years in state prison. (See Fla. Stat. 812.135)
Robbery Defense Lawyer of Ft. Lauderdale
If you or your child is facing a charge of charge of robbery in Florida, then it is imperative that you take selection of a criminal lawyer seriously. With such dire consequences coming with a conviction in a robbery case, it is important to be proactive and contact criminal attorney Antonio D. Quinn at (954) 463-0440 at the soonest possible opportunity.