Robbery Lawyer in Richmond
Criminal Defense Attorneys for the Accused
Robbery is the taking or stealing of another person's property by the
threat of violence or actual violence. Robbery requires an actual victim
to be present and in fear of bodily harm. A serious charge, it is important
to obtain the tough representation of our skilled and knowledgeable
Richmond criminal defense lawyers at Carlson & Collier quickly if you or someone close to you has been
accused of this crime.
free, no-obligation consultation today.
What is the difference between robbery and burglary?
Someone breaking into a home, and taking something, would be
burglary. If the homeowner was present and the defendant threatened to harm them
if they didn't hand over their money that would be
robbery. If the defendant had a gun and aimed it at the victim demanding money
that would be
armed robbery. Robbery is theft accompanied by violence or at least the threat of violence.
Penalties for a Robbery Conviction in Virginia
Robbery is a felony. If convicted of robbery in the Commonwealth of Virginia,
the defendant will be punished with a minimum of 5 years' imprisonment.
Depending on the severity of the crime, the defendant could face life
Robbery may also be charged as a
federal crime if the accused robbed or attempted to rob one of the following:
- Credit union
- Savings and loan institution
Depending on the amount taken, use of weapons, or harm to others, the punishment
can range from anywhere under one year to possible death. These laws are
detailed in the Code of Virginia Sections 18.2-58 and 18.2-10 –
308 and in the federal United States Code under 18 USC § 2113. Speak with a
violent crimes lawyer from our team at Carlson & Collier in a free phone consultation.
Call our Richmond criminal defense lawyers now.