Facing Robbery Charges
If you or someone you know is being investigated or charged with Robbery in Ohio, contact an experienced criminal defense attorney a soon as possible. A Robbery conviction can have devastating effects on your life. You need a strong criminal defense on your side.
Robbery Law in Ohio
Robbery is the taking of property from another person’s possession or immediate presence against their will by means of force or fear. This force may involve a deadly weapon such as a gun or other weapon (armed robbery), or it may just involve simple physical force (strong arm robbery).
Robbery is a serious and violent felony punishable by state prison. Use of a gun or other weapon or infliction of great bodily injury during the commission of a Robbery carries a stricter sentence than does simple robbery. Robbery is different from burglary or theft in that robbery involves person to person confrontation, the threat of or use of force along with the intent to coerce and prevent resistance.
Robbery Penalties in Ohio
Aggravated robbery is punishable as a felony of the first degree, which can result in a prison sentence from three to 11 years and/or fines up to $20,000. Aggravated Robbery occurs when a person in committing a theft offense against a person either uses a gun in the commission of the offense, attempts to take a law enforcement officers gun, or when the offender inflicts, or attempts to inflict serious physical harm on another. ORC 2911.01
Robbery is punishable as felony of the second degree if the alleged offender uses or threatens the immediate use of force on another person. The main difference between a felony one and two, is whether the offender used a weapon, or caused or attempted to cause serious physical harm. A second degree offense can result in a prison sentence ranging from two to eight years and/or fines not more than $10,000.
Robbery is punishable as a felony of the third degree for all other types of robbery except aggravated robbery. This degree of offense can incur a prison sentence from one to three years and/or fines not more than $10,000.
Robbery Attorneys in Columbus Ohio
Robbery is a serious charge. Columbus criminal defense attorneys face determined and aggressive prosecutors who can bring to bear all the resources of the government. To withstand this force, defendants need skilled and able attorneys who will fight for them and level the playing field. We know the stakes are high in a Robbery case and we understand that the best results often occur on the eve of trial. We will prepare for trial seeking a “not guilty” verdict. My firm will provide aggressive representation on behalf of our clients at every stage of the criminal proceedings from arraignment through trial.
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