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 theft 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 anywhere throughout Florida. 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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What Is Robbery?
A robbery charge is a felony, and a conviction will have a devastating effect on the person convicted. Aggravating factors can turn a simple robbery into a complex event with the accused facing several different charges, each with serious repercussions. Depending on circumstance - such as using a firearm or other deadly weapon during the commission of the robbery - a conviction could result in a life sentence. If the robbery also caused a death, the crime could be considered a capital offense and could result in the death penalty. If you or a loved one is charged with robbery, seek immediate counsel from experienced criminal defense lawyers in West Palm Beach.