Penal Code 211 and 212.5(c) define robbery as the felonious taking of personal property in the possession of another, from his/her person or immediate presence, and against his/her will, by means of force or fear. It is a felony and depending on the degree of robbery, can be punished in state prison for up to five or six years. If the person had a weapon, then there can be significant additional penalties, up to an additional 10 years, 20 years, or life penalty. In addition, robbery is considered a “strike” under the Three Strikes Law. That means that it will have future consequences if you are convicted of a felony in the future.
It is extremely important to have an experienced attorney when facing a robbery charge. There are several legal defenses to robbery and use of weapon enhancements that can be explored.
If you are being investigated for a criminal offense, or have been charged with a criminal offense, and want to know how to best proceed, please contact the attorneys at Jackson Law online or call Jackson Law at 650-587-8556.