BOCA RATON FL ROBBERY DEFENSE LAWYERS

WITH OFFICES IN BOCA RATON, FLORIDA

robbery bocaThe criminal defense lawyers at Arnesen Law represent clients charged with a wide variety of theft and fraud offenses, such as robbery, grand theft, and prescription fraud, in jurisdictions including Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, and Wellington.

Notably, the firm’s managing partner, Jay Arnesen, has acquired a great deal of knowledge regarding these types of offenses due to his service as a former police officer. His previous experience providing the state with the necessary evidence to prosecute defendants facing theft and fraud charges has endowed him with exceptional insight into the components of a successful defense strategy. Mr. Arnesen now employs this knowledge to better serve his clients who are facing charges of this kind.

With offices conveniently located in Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale, the lawyers at Arnesen Law are readily available for their clients, whom they successfully represent in courts throughout South Florida. Contact their offices anytime at 561-419-9630 for a free consultation about your case.

As a former police officer, I used to help prosecute these charges for the State. Now, let me use my training and experience to combat these charges for you in court.” Jay Arnesen, Esq.

Robbery – Florida Statutes Section 812.13

According to Chapter 812, Section 13 of the Florida Statutes:

(1)  “Robbery” means the taking of money or other property which may be the subject of larceny from the person or custody of another, with intent to either permanently or temporarily deprive the person or the owner of the money or other property, when in the course of the taking there is the use of force, violence, assault, or putting in fear.

(2)   (a) If in the course of committing the robbery the offender carried a firearm or other deadly weapon, then the robbery is a felony of the first degree, punishable by imprisonment for a term of years not exceeding life imprisonment or as provided in section 775.082, section 775.083, or section 775.084.

(b) If in the course of committing the robbery the offender carried a weapon, then the robbery is a felony of the first degree, punishable as provided in section 775.082, section 775.083, or section 775.084.

(c) If in the course of committing the robbery the offender carried no firearm, deadly weapon, or other weapon, then the robbery is a felony of the second degree, punishable as provided in section 775.082, section 775.083, or section 775.084.

Robbery by Sudden Snatching – Florida Statutes Section 812.131

(1) “Robbery by sudden snatching” means the taking of money or other property from the victim’s person, with intent to permanently or temporarily deprive the victim or the owner of the money or other property, when, in the course of the taking, the victim was or became aware of the taking. In order to satisfy this definition, it is not necessary to show that:

(a) The offender used any amount of force beyond that effort necessary to obtain possession of the money or other property; or

(b) There was any resistance offered by the victim to the offender or that there was injury to the victim’s person.

(2)   (a) If, in the course of committing a robbery by sudden snatching, the offender carried a firearm or other deadly weapon, the robbery by sudden snatching is a felony of the second degree, punishable as provided in section 775.082, section 775.083, or section 775.084.

(b) If, in the course of committing a robbery by sudden snatching, the offender carried no firearm or other deadly weapon, the robbery by sudden snatching is a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in section 775.082, section 775.083, or section 775.084.

Robbery – Potential Penalties

First Degree Felony Robbery with a Firearm or Other Deadly Weapon: maximum sentence of life imprisonment, mandatory minimum prison term of 10 years, and fines not to exceed $15,000

First Degree Felony Robbery with a Weapon: maximum sentence of 30 years in prison and fines not to exceed $10,000 

Second Degree Felony Robbery: maximum sentence of 15 years in prison, up to 15 years of probation, and fines not to exceed $10,000

Second Degree Felony Robbery by Sudden Snatching with a Firearm or Other Deadly Weapon: maximum sentence of 15 years in prison, up to 15 years of probation, and fines not to exceed $10,000

Third Degree Felony Robbery: maximum sentence of 5 years in prison, up to 5 years of probation, and fines not to exceed $5,000

*Notably, a conviction for first degree robbery with a firearm requires a mandatory minimum prison sentence per the dictates of Chapter 775, Section 87, often referred to as Florida’s “10, 20, Life Law.” According to this statute, an individual who is in possession of a firearm during the commission of a robbery is subject to a minimum 10-year prison term. Further, a minimum term of 20 years is required if the weapon is discharged and a sentence ranging from 25 years to life must be imposed if said discharge results in the death or serious injury of another person.

Contact Our Palm Beach County Robbery Defense Lawyers for a Free Consultation

If you or a loved one has been charged with robbery in South Florida, find the help you need by contacting the criminal defense lawyers at Arnesen Law. Our lawyers are always available to provide free legal consultations. Call us today about your case at 561-419-9630.

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Jay Arnesen is a retired police officer turned criminal defense attorney who now defends clients charged with criminal and traffic (DUI) offenses in South Florida. With offices conveniently located in Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton, Mr. Arnesen appears in courts throughout South Florida on a regular basis. Protect your rights, contact experienced criminal defense lawyer Jay Arnesen anytime for a free initial consultation at 866-347-6296.

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Areas We Serve

Palm Beach County, Atlantis, Belle Glade, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Briny Breezes, Cloud Lake, Delray Beach. Glen Ridge, Greenacres, Gulf Stream, Haverhill, Highland Beach, Juno Beach, Jupiter, Lake Park, Lake Worth, Manalapan, North Palm Beach, Ocean Ridge, Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Springs, Riviera Beach, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, West Palm Beach

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1825 NW Corporate Blvd. Suite 110

Boca Raton, FL 33431

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Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

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