Florida Statutes §812.13 defines robbery as the taking of money or other property which may be the subject of larceny from the person or custody of another, with intent to either permanently or temporarily deprive the person or the owner of the money or other property, when in the course of the taking there is the use of force, violence, assault, or putting in fear.

Armed Robbery is theft using a weapon.  If the person uses a firearm or other deadly weapon, the robbery is a first degree felony punishable up to life in state prison.  If the offender carried a weapon, then the robbery is a first degree felony punishable by up to thirty (30) years in state prison.

Strong Arm Robbery is theft involving force, threats or violence but no weapon.  This is a second degree felony, punishable by up to fifteen (15) years in state prison.

If you or someone you know has been charged with robbery or another theft crime contact a criminal defense attorney today!