April 17, 2011 By Wallin & Klarich

Robbery is defined as taking the personal property of another using any amount of force, no matter how slight, or by fear. Robbery is classified as either first degree or second degree. First degree robbery is much serious crime. Some types of robbery that are classified as first degree robbery are: when a person commits a robbery in a house, when a person commits a robbery on a person using an ATM and when a person commits a robbery of a taxi driver.

First degree is punishable as a felony, which means the defendant will be sent to state prison. A defendant can be sentenced to three, six or nine years in state prison. Second degree is also a serious crime and is defined as any robbery that is not first degree robbery. The punishment for second degree robbery is state imprisonment for two, three, or five years.

In order to be found guilty of a robbery the prosecutor must prove that you took personal property that was not yours, the property taken was against the person’s will, the defendant used force or fear to take the property, and when that force or fear used was intended to take the property from the owner.

If you charged with robbery, it is important that you speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney. Our Southern California attorneys will do a thorough investigation of all the facts and raise all possible defenses.

Wallin and Klarich has over 30 years of experience in dealing with these robbery cases and has successfully defended similar individuals. Please call (888) 280-6839 anytime to speak with one our attorneys regarding your matter.

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