West Palm Beach Robbery Attorney
Defense Against Home Invasion Robbery Charges
Florida law defines robbery as the taking of money or property directly from another person using fear, intimidation, assault, violence or force. Robbery is different from burglary in that it does not require that the accused trespass on a property in order to commit the crime. Because the state also defines the crime as committed against a person, it is categorized under "violent crime" instead of "property crime." This distinction alone increases the minimum penalty if convicted of robbery in West Palm Beach, Jupiter, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Stuart, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach or Wellington. If charged with robbery, you need a West Palm Beach criminal defense attorney from Perlet, Shiner, Melchiorre & Walsh, P.A. to help protect your rights.
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