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Per Florida Statute § 812.13, robbery is defined as taking another person’s money or property with intent to temporarily or permanently deprive them of that property, while also using force, violence, assault or fear to carry out the crime. If a firearm or deadly weapon was used during the robbery, you could be charged with a first degree felony. If a weapon was not used, you could be charged with a felony of the second degree.
If you are convicted of robbery in Florida, you could face the following penalties:
According to Florida Statute § 812.131, you could be charged with the crime of “robbery by sudden snatching” if you take another person’s money or property with intent to temporarily or permanently deprive them of it, and, during the course of the robbery, the victim becomes aware of the taking. In order to satisfy this definition, however, it must be shown that you used unnecessary force to take the property and that there was resistance offered by the victim and/or they were injured during the course of the robbery.
If a firearm or deadly weapon was used during the robbery by sudden snatching, you could be charged with a felony of the second degree—which is punishable by up to 15 years in prison and $10,000 in fines. If a weapon was not used during the robbery by sudden snatching, you could be charged with a felony of the third degree—which is punishable by up to five years in prison and $5,000 in fines. That being said, it is highly recommended that you speak to a Fort Lauderdale criminal lawyer as soon as you have been arrested.
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