At The Mussallem Law Firm, P.A., our Jacksonville Robbery Attorney has years of experience and has represented hundreds of clients charged with all types of robbery.
The crime of Robbery in Florida can take several forms. Generally, the crime of Robbery is committed if you take money or other property from someone with the intent to permanently or temporarily deprive that person of the money or property. In the course of the taking, you must use force, violence, or put the person in fear. The crime of robbery in Jacksonville is a second degree felony punishable by up to fifteen years in prison.
“Armed” Robbery in Jacksonville is committed if in the course of committing the robbery, the offender carried a gun or other deadly weapon. When someone is charged with armed robbery in Florida, they are facing life in prison. If, in the course of committing the robbery, the offender carries a weapon that is not deadly, the crime of robbery carries a maximum of thirty years in prison.
“Robbery by Sudden Snatching” is another form of robbery in Florida. It is the taking of money or other property (like a purse) from the victim’s body or person with the intent to permanently or temporarily deprive the victim of the property. During the taking of the property, the victim has to be aware their item is being stolen from their person. Robbery by sudden snatching is a third degree felony in Florida and is punishable by up to five years in prison.
If you have been arrested for any kind of robbery in Jacksonville, Clay County, Nassau County, or St. Johns County, the consequences can be severe. In almost all instances, identification of the offender is usually the issue. It is important to act quickly and investigate all issues, especially the alleged victim’s identification of the person that they claimed robbed them.