What are the types of robbery?
In general, robbery is a crime that refers to the use of force, intimidation or sudden snatching to take another person’s property. Sometimes robbery is referred to as “purse snatching.”Robbery does not involve the use of a weapon. If you use a weapon to commit a robbery, then you can be charged with armed robbery. Armed robbery is committed when you use an offensive weapon or a replica of an offensive weapon to commit a robbery. Robbery by intimidation is similar to armed robber y and is a lesser included offense of armed robbery.
What is the punishment for robbery, armed robbery and robbery by intimidation?
If you’re convicted of robbery, you can be faced with one to 20 years imprisonment. In the event that the victim is 65 years of age or older, you’ll be faced with an additional five to 20 years imprisonment. If you think that sounds harsh, the punishment for an armed robbery conviction is even more severe. If you’re convicted of armed robbery, you’ll be faced with ten to 20 years or life imprisonment. In some instances, you could even be faced with the death penalty for an armed robbery conviction.
Robbery, armed robbery and robbery by intimidation are serious crimes under Georgia law. Because these crimes are crimes against the person, prosecutors and judges are typically unwilling to compromise when it comes to punishment. Accordingly, it is essential to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney who can craft a solid defense for you.
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