Larceny is taking property from someone without their consent and with the intent to keep the property for one’s own benefit. Robbery also involves taking property from someone without their consent and with the intent to keep the property. However, when committing robbery, the person takes the property by using force or threat of violence.
Robbery is a crime that a person commits when, with the intent to commit theft, they take property from another person or that person’s immediate presence by:
The use of a weapon to commit robbery elevates the crime from robbery to armed robbery, which is a separate offense. Armed robbery in Georgia is the crime of using an actual weapon, a replica weapon such as a fake gun, or something that looks like a weapon to take property from another person or property that is in the person’s immediate presence. This is done with the intent to commit a theft.
Armed robbery is a serious felony in Georgia. An armed robbery conviction may result in a punishment of:
It is important to talk to a Georgia lawyer if you are facing an armed robbery charge. They can help you understand your rights and possible defenses.
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