Robbery

Felony robbery charges with or without violence involve the improper removal of property from one individual or group to another while in their presence.

Robbery Defined:

Robbery is defined as the action of the unauthorized removal of property in the presence of an individual while causing fear of harm. Robbery, burglary and theft are all separate forms of unlawful property removal and are frequently charged according to the degree of violence involved.

General Levels and Sentencing Guidelines for Robbery:

  • Robbery is a felony of the first degree if one or more of the following apply:
    • the offender causes someone serious bodily injury
    • the offender threatens to cause someone serious injury
    • if the offender commits the theft while committing another felony
    • involves the robbery of a motor vehicle (car jacking)
  • If the offender inflicts a minor injury it is considered a felony of the second degree
  • If the offender uses force of any kind it is considered a felony of the third degree

Information to Know about Robbery:

  • Whether the offender injured or threatened another person in the act of robbery will play a significant role in determining the degree of the charge
  • All robberies will be considered felony offenses regardless of the dollar value of the property involved
  • In many cases a robbery was not the intention of the accused but for a robbery charge to be brought on, only the perception of threat of personal harm is needed for the charge to be deemed a robbery

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