Lakeland Robbery Criminal Defense Attorney / Lawyer
Lakeland Robbery Crime Defense Attorney - Lawyer, Providing Professional Robbery Criminal Defense Attorney legal services for Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Polk County, and the surrounding Central Florida area.
Call 863.660.2185 to Speak with Lakeland Robbery Criminal Defense Attorney / Lawyer, Joshua E. Schoen.
Robbery is the criminal taking of money or property from an individual or custody of another with intent to either temporarily or permanently deprive the individual or owner of the money or property by use of force, violence, assault, or instilling fear of physical harm of the victim or those associated with the victim.
If a deadly weapon is not used in the commission of the crime, it is a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable by up to a $10,000 fine, fifteen (15) years prison and/or probation.
If in the course of committing the robbery the offender carried a non-deadly weapon, then the robbery is a felony of the first degree, punishable by up to $15,000 fine, thirty (30) years prison and/or probation.
If in the course of committing the robbery the offender carried a firearm or other deadly weapon, then the robbery is a felony of the first degree, punishable by up to imprisonment for a term of years not exceeding life imprisonment.
Robbery and Aggravated Robbery charges are serious crimes, which are aggressively prosecuted. Being violent crimes, if a firearm is used in the commission of the alleged crime, these crimes are subject to the Federal Three Strikes Law, and Florida's 10-20-life firearm law (775.08) which mandates:
- A minimum 10 year prison term for certain felonies, or attempted felonies in which the offender possesses a firearm or destructive device;
- A minimum 20 year prison term when the firearm is discharged;
- A minimum 25 years to LIFE if someone is injured or killed;
- A minimum 3 year prison term for possession of a firearm by a felon;
- The minimum prison term is to be served consecutively to any other term of imprisonment imposed.
In order for the prosecution to obtain a conviction for robbery, proof of the accused taking the money, property, or assets must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt; This burden often may include:
- Substantiating the accused is the person that took or participated in the taking the money, property, or assets without authorization from the alleged victim.
- Substantiating the accused used force, violence, assault, or intentionally instilled fear of physical harm to the victim while in the commission of the alleged act of robbery.
- That the alleged taking of the money, property, or assets was indeed that which was not lawfully the accused money, property, or assets to begin with. Meaning, you cannot rob someone if the items already belong to you. If physical harm or the threat of physical harm existed at the time of the alleged incident, then the charge may not be robbery, but instead a form of assault or battery.
Protect your rights by seeking the legal advice and representation of an experienced Lakeland Robbery Criminal Defense Attorney / Lawyer.
Contact Lakeland Robbery Criminal Defense Attorney / Lawyer Joshua E. Schoen at 863.660.2185 in the Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Polk County, and the surrounding Central Florida area.