Orlando Robbery Defense Attorney
What is Robbery in Florida?
Robbery is the taking of property from another person, either permanently or temporarily, when in the course of the taking there is the use of force, violence, assault, or putting in fear.
Robbery is a serious criminal offense and if you have been arrested for it, the State will likely seek a hefty prison sentence. Florida Statute 812.13 says you can be convicted of robbery if the state can prove that you:
- Took money or property from a person or that person's custody and
- Put that person in fear by using force or violence or used a weapon
The facts of your particular case are essential in preparing your criminal defense. Robbery is usually a second degree felony and punishable by up to 15 years in prison. A conviction for a robbery charge is almost a guarantee that the prosecutor will be recommending prison.
If you are accused of carrying a firearm during the course of the robbery, Florida's 10-20-LIFE statute will almost always be charged as well. That means that mandatory minimum sentences apply. If you are accused of robbery with a firearm, the State will likely seek no less than 10 years in the state prison and you will not be eligible for gain time or early release.
The State prosecutes robbery cases very seriously. If you are facing robbery charges, you need to take those charges seriously too. You need a highly skilled Orlando robbery defense lawyer that can effectively and aggressively protect your rights. You need defense attorney and former Florida prosecutor Jack Kaleita!
Contact Our Robbery Defense Attorney in Orlando
Robbery is a serious crime under Florida Law. If you or someone you care about is facing robbery charges, retaining the services of an experienced Florida criminal defense attorney is vital! Jack Kaleita has the knowledge and the required experience to provide those services. Contact him immediately at (407) 831-7800 or at (866) 422-7934. You may also send a direct email at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the online form provided at the top of this page. We offer a free initial consultation and we will keep your information strictly confidential.