Robbery

Robbery

An act of robbery, similar to theft, occurs when an individual knowingly and intentionally  obtains or exerts unauthorized control over the property of another, but does so with the use of force or threats.

In order to be charged as a robbery, during the course of the theft of property or assets, those involved in the alleged theft use force to overcome resistance, or the threat of force to compel compliance during the taking of or escaping with the property.

Robbery is a criminal offense which is aggressively prosecuted, and when a gun is involved is subject to Florida’s 10, 20, life statute (775.087) which stipulates:

  • If convicted for pulling a gun during a crime: Mandatory minimum 10 years in prison;

  • If convicted for firing a gun during a crime: Mandatory minimum 20 years in prison;

  • If convicted of injuring or killing a victim by firing the gun during a crime: Mandatory minimum 25 years to life in prison is authorized;