Punta Gorda Robbery Lawyer
Charged with a theft crime?
The taking of money or property from another without permission or consent
and with the intent of depriving the person of his or her money or property
is theft. When the theft is committing by the use of threats, assault,
force, or violence the crime becomes robbery. Robbery is a serious crime
and a person convicted of robbery may spend time in prison and be forced
to pay large fines. If you are facing robbery charges, you need a strong
defense from an attorney well versed in criminal law and experienced in
the criminal court system.
For over 25 years, Leskovich Law Group, P.A. has proudly represented defendants
in all types of cases including
drug crimes, and others. When you are accused of committing a crime, you face the
possibility of the loss of certain rights and freedoms. It is important
to have the legal support from a lawyer immediately following an arrest,
at arraignment, and at each step of the criminal proceedings.
Penalties for Robbery Convictions
The penalties for robbery are covered under the Florida Criminal Punishment
Code as follows:
Suddenly taking a woman's purse or a man's wallet would fall into
this category of robbery by sudden snatching. Even if no force or violence
was used, the offender may receive a 5-year prison sentence and $5,000
in fines. It jumps to a 3
rd degree felony if a weapon was used in the crime.
Robbery with a Deadly Weapon
A deadly weapon is something that can inflict great bodily harm or death.
A knife or baseball bat could qualify as deadly weapons. If a robbery
is committed involving a deadly weapon, it is a level 8 offense, 1
st degree felony, punishable up to 30 years in prison. The minimum sentence
is 34.5 months in prison and a maximum of 30 years in prison with $10,000 in fines.
Robbery with a Firearm
Being in the possession of or using a firearm during a robbery is a level
9 offense, 1
st degree felony. The minimum sentence is 48 months in prison. The maximum
sentence would be life in prison, lifetime probation, and $15,000 in fines.
The discharge of a firearm would increase the amount of punishment.
Carjacking is committed with the intent of depriving one of his/her motor
vehicle. It is a serious crime as often there is violence involved and
the possibility of minor passengers in the car. It is a level 7 offense, 1
st degree felony. Minimum sentence is 21 months in prison, with maximum of
30 years in prison, 30 years' probation, and $10,000 fines. If the
carjacking involved weapons, it becomes a level 9 offense, with a minimum
of 48 months in prison. If a firearm was used, there is a mandatory 10-year
prison sentence, discharge of a firearm increases prison time to 20 years.
Entering a dwelling to commit robbery is a level 8 offense, 1
st degree felony with a minimum 34.5 month prison sentence and maximum 30
years, 30 years' probation, and $10,000 fines. The use of a weapon
during a home invasion robbery is a level 10 offense, minimum 66 months
in prison and maximum lifetime sentence.
Contact our Punta Gorda, FL team!
Your attorney can work closely with you, establish an aggressive defense,
and represent your side of the case. Call today to find out how Leskovich
Law Group, P.A. can help with your robbery defense.