Robbery is defined in Florida Statute § 812.13 as the act of taking money or the property which may be the subject of theft from another person's custody, with the intent to permanently or temporarily deprive the person or the owner of the money or property. In the course of this action force, violence, assault, or putting fear in the owner of the property or money is carried out. A conviction for robbery can come with extensive fines, lengthy jail time, and the creation of a felony record which can have equally unfortunate consequences on a person's future.Jacksonville Robbery Defense Attorney
Since robbery is a felony offense in Florida, it is in your best interests to contact a Jacksonville defense attorney as soon after arrest as possible. Bill Roelke can help review time-sensitive evidence, defend your rights and best interests during investigation, and build a strong defense. With over 20 years spent as a Jacksonville defense attorney, he understands the serious implications of a conviction on your future and fights for the best outcome, not the easiest.
Bill Roelke defends clients from a variety of backgrounds and Florida communities from charges of robbery in Duval County, St. Johns County, Clay County, and Nassau County. His lengthy experience and previous career as a researcher helps him examine your case for the smallest details that can be used to your benefit. Call (904) 354-0333 or send an online message to learn more about how Bill Roelke can strategically defend your rights and future from charges for an alleged robbery in Florida.
If a firearm or other deadly weapon was used during the course of the robbery, this is a first degree felony offense. It is punishable by up to life in prison and / or a fine up to $10,000 in fines.
If no firearm, deadly weapon, or other weapon was carried by the offender in the course of the offense, the robbery is a second degree felony, punishably by up to 15 years in prison and / or $10,000 in fines.
Under Florida Statute § 812.131, a person can be found guilty of "robbery by sudden snatching" if he or she takes money or property from the victim's person, with the intent of permanently or temporarily depriving the victim or owner of the property or money, when the victim was or became aware of the taking as it occurred.
The prosecution must show that:
- The offender used any amount of force beyond the effort necessary to take possession of the property or money;
- The victim suffered injury or offered resistance to the offender.
If the offender carried a firearm or other deadly weapon in the course of committing robbery by sudden snatching, the offender can be found guilty of a second degree felony. This can be punished with up to $10,000 in fines and / or up to 15 years in a Florida state prison.
If the offender did not carry a firearm or other deadly weapon in the course of committing robbery by sudden snatching, he or she has committed a third degree felony. This is punishable by up to 5 years in prison and / or a fine up to $5,000.
Florida Statute § 812.135 states that "home invasion robbery" refers to a any robbery that occurs when an offender enters a dwelling with the intent to commit robbery and commits a robbery of the dwelling's occupants.
If, while the offender commits a home-invasion robbery, he or she carries a firearm or other deadly weapon, then the offender can face a first degree felony offense. This is punishment by up to life in a Florida state prison life and / or a fine up to $10,000.
If the offender does not carry a firearm, deadly weapon, or other weapon during the course of committing a home-invasion robbery, the offender has committed a first degree felony. This can be punishable by up to 30 years in prison and / or up to $10,000 in fines.
"In the course of committing the robbery" refers to an action taken in an attempt to commit robbery, in the escape after the robbery attempt or commission.
"In the course of the taking" refers to an action taken prior to, alongside with, or after the taking of the property. The act of taking constitutes a continuous serious of acts of events.
Roelke Law, P.A. | Robbery Lawyer in Duval County, FL
Call (904) 354-0333 to discuss your case with Bill Roelke if you are facing charges for an alleged robbery in Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, Atlantic Beach, Saint Augustine, Fernandina Beach, Green Springs Cove, or the surrounding communities. The initial consultation is free and can help provide you with enough information to make an informed decision about your future. Contact Roelke Law today and take the first steps towards regaining your future after an arrest for robbery in Duval County or nearby areas.