Violent Robbery Charges in South Florida: Strong-arm Robbery

Posted on April 20, 2011 in: Petit Theft/Grand Theft

Another type of violent robbery charge you may face is known as strong-arm robbery. The Florida statutes call it “robbery by sudden snatching” and define it as follows: 

“Robbery by sudden snatching” means the taking of money or other property from the victim’s person, with intent to permanently or temporarily deprive the victim or the owner of the money or other property, when, in the course of the taking, the victim was or became aware of the taking’’. 

The statute actually states that to apply these charges it is not necessary to show the offender used force or the victim resisted. If you are charged with this crime you may face a 2nd degree felony charge punishable by up to 15 years imprisonment. 

When you face criminal charges for strong-arm robbery the validity of the charges is largely determined by the victim’s testimony. The details of how the robbery took place and the interaction between you and the victim will be the major evidence necessary to press charges of this level.  

Evidence is critical in your case when you face charges of armed robbery in Florida. A skilled South Florida criminal defense attorney can help you review your situation and determine a defense strategy that will help prevent you from facing the maximum penalties in your case.

Contacting a South Florida Criminal Defense Attorney 

You are entitled to know all your legal rights before being prosecuted for any suspected criminal activity – including your right to legal representation. If you are facing criminal charges in South Florida, your legal team is your best defense. Contact the South Florida criminal defense attorney team at Falk & Ross to discuss your case – 1-877-663-5110.

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