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Robbery is a violent felony offense that will count as a "strike" on one's criminal record if convicted. In Florida, simple robbery (without the possession or use of a weapon) is a second degree felony, punishable by up to 15 years in state prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
Arrested on suspicion of robbery? The Law Office of Michael Mirer, P.A. can provide you with powerful defense counsel. As an experienced trial attorney with a background as a former Miami-Dade prosecutor, Attorney Michael Mirer can accurately evaluate your robbery charges and determine how to help you.
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Difference Between Armed Robbery and Strong Arm Robbery in FL
In the state of Florida, there are two primary categories of robbery – armed robbery and strong arm robbery. These two forms of robbery have distinct differences that it is important to understand when considering a charge and criminal defense.
- Armed robbery involves the suspect having an offensive weapon or dangerous instrument, such as a gun or knife
- Strong arm robbery is the use of brute strength and violence to take another's property even in the absence of a weapon.
Both are serious offenses in Florida, depending on the amount of money taken and whether any injury tragically occurred; with maximum sentences ranging from 5 years to life imprisonment due to their felony classifications.
What are the Penalties for Armed Robbery in FL?
Armed robbery is a form of aggravated robbery that involves the use or possession of a weapon, firearm or other deadly weapon in the commission of the crime. Armed robbery is a felony offense in Florida, and a conviction may result in up to life imprisonment as well as a fine of up to $10,000 - depending on the particular circumstances of the offense.
Following are the specific criminal charges and penalties that a defendant may face for armed robbery in Florida:
- Carrying a firearm or other deadly weapon in the course of committing robbery - first degree felony, punishable by up to life imprisonment if convicted.
- Carrying a weapon in the course of committing robbery - first degree felony, punishable by up to 30 years in state prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
- Armed robbery by sudden snatching - second degree felony, punishable by up to 15 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
In addition to facing the serious consequences of years in a Florida state prison, the defendant will have to deal with a ruined reputation, damage to his or her personal and professional relationships, and damaged employment, housing and financial opportunities in the future.
Strong Arm Robbery Sentence Florida
The sentence for strong arm robbery in Florida can vary depending on the circumstances of the crime and the defendant's criminal history. Strong arm robbery is classified as a second-degree felony, which carries a maximum sentence of up to 15 years in prison, a fine of up to $10,000, or both.
Prior Criminal Convictions with Robbery
Additionally, if the defendant has prior criminal convictions, their sentence may be enhanced. The state of Florida has mandatory minimum sentences for certain offenses, which means that a judge must impose a minimum sentence based on the severity of the offense and the defendant's criminal history.
If you are facing charges for strong arm robbery, contact our Miami robbery defense attorney who can provide guidance on your specific case.
Free Consultation Regarding Your Miami Robbery Charges
Your initial consultation with Miami robbery defense attorney Michael Mirer is free. This will be your chance to learn more about how you can fight your robbery charges, including what defense strategies may be effective in your particular case. As a highly skilled attorney who is dedicated to his clients, Michael Mirer will take the time to talk to you about what you are going through.
Attorney Mirer can use his understanding of the ins and outs of Florida's criminal court system to offer you the highest quality legal counsel and guidance possible.
Contact the Law Office of Michael Mirer, P.A. today to talk to a lawyer who not only has the experience and resources to handle your robbery charges, but who cares.
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