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Federal Armed Robbery
The AP Law Group are Ocala and Gainesville criminal defense lawyers defending people charged with armed robbery and other major crimes in Gainesville, Ocala, and surrounding areas. Attorneys Tania Alavi and Andrew Pozzuto have over 55 years of combined Florida criminal defense experience. If you are charged with armed robbery or arrested for armed robbery in Ocala or Gainesville, you need an attorney who will fight for your innocence. Armed robbery is a serious crime that requires a serious and aggressive defense.
Robbery Charges in Florida
- Robbery: Florida Statute 812.13 defines robbery as theft with the use of force, violence, assault, or putting the victim in fear. Penalties in Florida, the crime of robbery with NO weapon is a 2nd-degree felony punishable by a maximum of 15 years prison and a $10,000 fine.
- Armed robbery with a deadly weapon: Florida Statute 812.13(2)(a) defines armed robbery with a weapon as theft with a weapon. Penalties in Florida for the crime of armed robbery with a weapon is a 1st-degree felony and punishable by a maximum of 30 years prison and a $10,000 fine.
- Sentencing: The sentence for robbery will depend on an individual’s prior criminal history if he/she had committed prior violent crimes, the type of weapon that was used, if the victim was injured, and the value of the property stolen.
- 10-20 Life: The use of a gun during an armed robbery may carry the 3-year minimum prison sentence if the individual is a convicted felon and a 10-year minimum mandatory sentence if the prosecutor charges the person under the 10-20 life statute. If a gun is discharged, a person may be sentenced to a 20-year minimum mandatory prison sentence. If a gun is involved and the victim is seriously injured, a person may face a minimum mandatory 25 years up to life sentence.
If You Have Been Charged with Robbery in Ocala or Gainesville, Call Us
Armed robbery is a violent theft crime using the use of force, threats, or violence in order to commit theft. As armed robbery is a crime of violence, the penalties that a defendant may face are very severe with long term imprisonment, heavy fines, and probation. When you are facing robbery charges, you should know that you still have rights. You have the right to seek legal counsel, and the attorneys at The AP Law Group are criminal defense lawyers that can help you. Our experience in federal armed robbery cases is extensive and our dedication to our clients provides the highest quality legal representation. We can evaluate your case and use our experience and knowledge to decide how to defend you against an armed robbery charge. You know that prosecutors will go for the maximum sentencing if you are convicted of robbery, so it is very important to consult our criminal defense attorneys to make sure your rights are defended aggressively and effectively. As criminal defense seasoned trial attorneys, we are fierce negotiators and compassionate advisors. Serious charges demand a serious defense. Contact The AP Law Group today to discuss your legal case. Call 352-732-919.