Miami-Dade County Robbery Defense Lawyer
Robbery Attorney in South Florida
Robbery is one of the most serious felonies that you can be charged within Florida. Robbery offenses include robbery by sudden snatching, strong-arm robbery, armed robbery, and armed robbery with a firearm.
- These are defined as:
- Robbery by Sudden Snatching is a third-degree felony punishable by up to 5 years imprisonment. Purse-snatching and other robberies involving sudden snatching of another's property without force are commonly considered robbery by sudden-snatching.
- Strong-Arm Robbery is a second-degree felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison. This charged involves unarmed robbery that entails the use of force or threat of force to unlawfully obtain the property of another.
- Armed Robbery is a first-degree felony involving a robbery committed with any dangerous weapon other than a firearm.
- Armed Robbery with a Firearm is the most serious robbery allegation. Due to Florida's firearm laws, armed robbery with a firearm carries mandatory prison time. Penalties include a mandatory 10-year prison sentence just for possessing a gun during a robbery, a mandatory 20-year sentence for discharging a firearm during robbery, and 25 years to life for seriously injuring or killing someone during a robbery. Armed robbery with a firearm is also a non-bondable offense in the State of Florida, which means that your attorney will have to request a specialized bond hearing known as an Arthur Hearing in order to persuade the judge to release you from custody.
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Robbery crimes require the skill and experience of a Miami robbery attorney. Contact The Law Offices of Eric M. Matheny, P.A. if you or a loved one is facing robbery charges in Miami-Dade County or Broward County. We offer a free evaluation of your case and are available 24 hours a day for your convenience.
I was charged with three felony charges related to check fraud. Eric used his expert knowledge to help resolve the charges with one day of jail served on the day that I surrendered myself to have charges filed.- Former Client
He made everything very clear and easy to understand and always kept me up to date with any changes.- Camila
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Tried 50+ Jury & Non-Jury TrialsAttorney Eric M. Matheny has tried enough cases to know that every case deserves a unique strategy in the courtroom. Our firm keeps your future in mind and always protects your rights.
Recognized Criminal Defense AttorneyAttorney Eric M. Matheny has been named among the “Best Criminal Lawyers in Miami” three years in a row: 2017, 2018 and 2019, by Expertise.com.
Experienced Former ProsecutorWith an insider’s perspective on the justice system, he has the ability to assess the strengths and weaknesses of a case to make wise decisions about how to proceed with your defense.
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