A robbery accusation is very serious in the state of California. Robbery is the illegal taking of property from someone else’s personal possession by using violence or intimidation. Robbery is categorized as either aggravated robbery, armed robbery, or simple robbery. Robbery is divided by first degree robbery or second degree robbery. First degree robbery is any robbery that takes place in an inhabited dwelling, vessel or trailer and/or used against the operator of a vehicle; it also refers to an ATM robbery or a carjacking. Second degree robbery refers to all other types of robbery. A robbery charge is typically a felony offense and carries various penalties which may include:
2 – 10 year state prison sentence
Restitution to the victim
“Strike” on criminal record
Lifetime driver’s license revocation
In addition, if you are convicted of robbery in the state of California, you will lose your rights to purchase or have in your possession any type of firearm. A robbery conviction could also affect your future employment opportunities, right to vote and overall reputation within your community. You need to protect yourself and your future by hiring an aggressive criminal defense attorney immediately. At the Law Offices of James E. Blatt, our attorneys handle only criminal defense cases and have the qualifications to uphold your rights and protect your freedom.