Robbery

Answers from a Los Angeles Robbery Defense Attorney

California Penal Code section 211 defines Robbery. It is the unauthorized taking of property from another by force or fear.

Robbery (PC 211) is a very serious charge in California. A Robbery conviction carries with it a Strike under California’s Three Strikes Law. If you or someone you love has been arrested for Robbery, you need to act. Speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney to fight these charges.

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What does the prosecution have to prove to convict someone of Robbery?

To convict someone of Robbery, the prosecution must establish all the following elements:

  • The accused person took property that was not theirs;
  • The property was taken from another person’s possession or immediate presence against their will;
  • The accused used force or fear to take the property (or avoid giving it back;
  • The accused intended to permanently deprive the owner of the property (or keep it from the owner for an extended period of time)

First Degree Robbery vs. Second Degree Robbery

First Degree Robbery is a robbery that occurs under specific circumstances, such as at a home, to a taxi driver, during a carjacking, or at an ATM. Any Robbery that does not involve those circumstances is a Second Degree Robbery

Penalties and Sentencing for Robbery Charges

Robbery is a “strike” offense under California’s Three Strikes Law. It is not a wobbler. A conviction for Robbery cannot be expunged or reduced to a misdemeanor. (But a skilled Robbery defense attorney may be able to get the charges reduced.)

If convicted of First Degree Robbery, the accused faces:

  • Up to 6 years in prison
  • Victim restitution costs, where applicable
  • A strike under California’s Three Strikes Law
  • Fines of up to $10,000

If convicted of Second Degree Robbery, the accused faces:

  • Up to 5 years in prison
  • Victim restitution costs, where applicable
  • A strike under California’s Three Strikes Law
  • Fines of up to $10,000

Can I get Probation for Robbery in Los Angeles?

Yes. Robbery is a strike offense and is punishable by prison time. However, a skilled Los Angeles Robbery defense attorney may be able to get someone accused of Robbery probation.

If you need help with a Robbery charge, you can call us anytime for a free consultation: (213) 377-6102.

Help from a Los Angeles Robbery Defense Attorney

If you or a loved one have been accused of Robbery, we can help. Call us at (213) 377-6102 for a free consultation with an attorney about your case.

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