Robbery is defined as the felonious taking of a person’s personal property through physical force or fear against a victim with the intent to permanently deprive them of the property. It is typically considered a second-degree felony in most states.
The elements of a robbery are defined in different ways by each state, but the general elements are the same. Robbery usually consists of:
In layman’s terms, robbery is theft by using violence or threat of violence.
Defendants can use a number of defenses at trial, but whether they are successful depends on the facts and circumstances of their case. Below are a number of common defenses.
There may be a number of defenses available to a person who is facing robbery charges. You should contact a local criminal lawyer immediately if you need help with crafting a robbery defense. It is very important that you understand all your rights and options in a criminal case. A knowledgeable criminal defense attorney in your area can represent you in a court of law.
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