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5 Things to Know If You Are Charged with a Robbery Offense in Florida

Robbery is a serious offense, and if you’ve been charged with a robbery in Florida, you could be looking at some long jail time. If violence or force was involved in stealing someone else’s property, then you could be charged with a robbery. Robbery charges in Florida come with a maximum of 30 years in state prison. Here are 5 things to know about robbery offenses in Florida:

1. There Are Different Kinds of Robbery Charges

Not all kinds of robbery charges are the same. Let’s look at the different kinds of robbery charges and the specifics of each charge:

  • Robbery: Robbery is a 2nd Degree felony in Florida, and carries a maximum prison sentence of 15 years.
  • Armed Robbery w/Weapon: The use of a weapon in a robbery makes the charge a 1st degree felony, and carries a maximum prison sentence of 30 years.
  • Armed Robbery w/Deadly Weapon: The use of a deadly weapon during a robbery also means it is a 1st degree felony, and can carry a prison sentence of up to 30 years.

2. Robberies Comes in Many Variations

There are a multitude of crimes that are considered to be variations of robbery in Florida, including carjacking, robbery with a firearm, robbery with a deadly weapon, home invasion robbery, and sudden snatching.

3. Robberies Can Include Additional Penalties

Additional penalties that can come with a robbery charge include community service, up to $10,000 in fines, the loss of some kinds of certifications, probation/parole, as well as a permanent criminal record.

4. Those Facing a Robbery Charge or Investigation Should Seek an Experienced Attorney

If you have been charged with a robbery or are under an investigation for one, contact Hunter Chamberlain, a Defense Attorney based in Tampa, FL. With a background as a prosecutor for the Florida State Attorneys’ office, Hunter brings his vast experience to his criminal cases, figuring out the best way to build an effective defense for his clients.

5. Hunter’s Experience as A Prosecutor Makes Him an Effective Defense Attorney

Hunter’s time at the Florida State Attorneys’ office means he knows how prosecutors work, so he’ll know to build the best defense against the prosecutor in your robbery case. Get an effective defense today by contacting Hunter Chamberlain for a free consultation, online or by calling (813)444-4777.