South Florida Robbery Defense Lawyer
Criminal Defense Attorney in Miami-Dade
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 criminal defense
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.
Call (888) 900-0365 for a Free Case Evaluation
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.