Broward County, Miami, and Palm Beach Robbery Defense Lawyer

Have you been charged with any robbery related Offense in Miami, Broward or Palm Beach Counties? Hire the firm who has been defending these types of cases for over 30 years.

Robbery Defined

  • Intentional and unlawful taking of money or property from another
  • Through Force, Violence, Assault or other Threat

Here are a variety of different charges under Florida Robbery Law and each has a different set of requirements and each provide a separate level of punishment:

  • Robbery by Sudden Snatching (no force used)
    • 3rd Degree Felony
    • Punishable by up to:
      • 5 years prison
      • 5 years probation
      • Up to $5,000.00 in fines
  • Robbery (Strong Arm)
    • 2nd Degree Felony
    • Punishable by up to:
      • 15 years prison
      • 15 years probation
      • Up to $10,000.00 in fines
  • Robbery with Weapon (possessed a deadly weapon at time of Robbery, not necessary that the weapon be actually used)
    • 1st Degree Felony
    • Punishable by up to:
      • Minimum 34.5 months Prison
      • Maximum 30 years Prison
      • Maximum 30 years Probation
      • Up to $10,000.00 in fines
  • Robbery with a Firearm (possessed a firearm at time of Robbery, not necessary that firearm actually used)
    • 1st Degree Felony
    • Punishable by up to:
      • Life in Prison
      • Life of Probation
      • $15,000.00 of fines

Enhancements and Aggravators

Florida Law provides ways for the prosecution to enhance or aggravate your potential penalties based on a number of different factors.  If there is an injury to the victim you could be facing increased points on your criminal punishment scoresheet.

Additionally, Florida’s 10/20/life Law is often applied to robberies that allege the use of a firearm during the commission of the robbery.  If you are accused of actually possessing the firearm during the Robbery, you can be sentenced under Florida’s 10/20/Life Law.  This means that if convicted, you can be sentenced to a minimum 10 years for possession, minimum 20 years if the firearm was “discharged” or shot, and minimum 25 year prison term if someone is injured or killed by a firearm during the course of the Robbery.

Other enhancements include the Florida Mask enhancement which provides enhanced penalties if you are alleged to have been wearing a mask during the commission of a robbery.  Also the Gang Member enhancement allows the state or judge to add additional points to your criminal punishment score sheet if you are proved to be a gang member at the time you allegedly committed the robbery.

Contact a Broward County, Miami, and Palm Beach Robbery Attorney

We are professional attorneys who are waiting to hear your side of the story.  We would never judge you or assume that you did anything wrong.  Come to our office for a free consultation and learn more about how the state needs to prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Never speak to police of go to court before speaking with an attorney and reviewing the available evidence.

The Office of Dell & Schaefer is here to help you through these difficult times.  We have been representing criminal defense clients since 1979.  Lead Attorney Grant Schwarz is rated as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by National Trial Lawyers, and ready to take your case on and start fighting to defend your rights today.