In order to obtain a robbery conviction in Florida, the prosecution must successfully prove several elements. To convict a defendant of the theft crime of robbery, the prosecution must effectively prove beyond a reasonable doubt that:
- The defendant took money or property from the alleged victim without said victim’s consent;
- The defendant used some kind of force or threat causing the victim to feel fear;
- The property taken had some kind of value, no matter how small; and
- The defendant had the intent to take control of and deprive the owner of the taken property, whether temporarily or permanently.
Penalties for Robbery in Florida
Penalties for a robbery conviction vary greatly depending on the specific circumstances of the crime, including use of a deadly weapon and whether it involved home invasion or carjacking. Regardless of these factors, however, in can generally be safely assumed that a case of robbery will be charged as a felony of either the first or the second degree. The maximum sentence for robbery is life in prison, so it is important that you retain an experienced defense lawyer for your case.
Hire an Experienced Attorney to Fight for You
Robbery is a serious charge, and only a skilled attorney with years of experience in the field can effectively protect your rights and your freedom throughout the process. I can use my experience and knowledge of the law to build a compelling defense that exploits the prosecution’s case and protects your interests. If you hire my firm to defend you, you can be confident that you will receive outstanding defense at every step of your case.
I pride myself on having been a criminal defense attorney for the entire duration of my legal career, always opting to defend the rights of those caught up in the criminal justice system from day one. Choose an attorney with more than 25 years of defense experience; contact T. Charles Shafer, Attorney at Law PLLC. today!
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