As a base charge, robbery is a second degree crime carrying a penalty of 5-10 years in prison and a $150,000 fine. However, in cases where certain circumstances can be proven, the charge becomes a first degree crime, with a penalty of 10-20 years in jail.
If in the course of a robbery you are alleged to have attempted to kill another person, inflicted serious bodily injury on another person, or used or threatened to use a deadly weapon against another person, you’ll face first degree robbery charges.
To convict you, prosecutors have to prove that you attempted or committed a theft, that you threatened force or used force during the theft, that the threat or force happened during the theft or while fleeing from the theft, and that you intended to act in this manner.
Robbery is an extremely dangerous charge that can ruin your life. Get the best legal help available to you.
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