Have you been accused of robbery? If so, then the time to start mounting a thorough, effective defense is now. At Longwell Lawyers, our Orlando criminal defense attorneys have been staunchly advocating for the rights of the accused for more than two decades. We understand how troubling and frightening this time can be and always work to ensure that our clients are given every consideration for a reduction or a dismissal of their charges.

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Unlike most other theft crimes, robbery is considered especially serious because it implies an element of violence. Florida Statute 812.13 defines robbery as the theft of another person "when in the course of the taking there is the use of force, violence, assault, or putting in fear." Robbery is divided into two different distinctions, organized by the crime's perceived severity.

Robbery is defined in Florida as:

  • Second Degree Robbery: charged when there is no use or carrying of firearms or other weapons. This is considered a second-degree felony, punishable up to 15 years in prison and fines of up to $10,000.
  • First Degree Robbery: charged when the accused was carrying or used firearms or other weapons. This is considered a first-degree felony and punishable up to life in prison.

These, however, are maximum penalties that, with the proper representation, can be countered, argued down, or even altogether be avoided. The first step is contacting us at Longwell Lawyers today. Our Orlando theft crime lawyers evaluate cases with the insight of a former prosecutor, anticipate the state's efforts against you, and develop actionable defense strategies that are both trial-ready and make your interests the absolute priority.

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