Miami Robbery Defense Attorney
Theft & Related Crimes
The Special Robbery Unit is an element of the Miami Criminal Investigations
Division that was created to investigate robbery crime scenes with the
desired outcome being the apprehension and arrest of the individual who
is responsible for the crime. It is obvious that the city of Miami takes
robbery offenses very seriously, and anyone accused of robbery needs to
seek protection from an attorney who can build a strong defense on their
behalf. Robbery is defined as the taking of money or other property from
the person or custody of another by the use of force, violence,
assault or intimidation. This crime involves face to face confrontation with the
victim and is charged with a felony in the state of Florida.
Chapter 812 of the Florida Statutes detail crimes of theft, robbery, and
related crimes. §13 in particular of this chapter details robbery.
It is defined in the state as taking money or other property which may
be the subject of larceny from the person or custody of another with intent
to permanently or temporarily deprive the owner. This can be done by using
force, violence or other methods of intimidation. It is a first-degree
felony in Florida to rob someone with a deadly weapon. A robbery without
a firearm is a second-degree felony.
Carjacking is a specific type of robbery that involves the stealing of a vehicle.
This is a first-degree felony if the robber used a deadly weapon as well
as if they did not use a deadly weapon.
Larceny: Alleged Wrongful Acquisition of Property
The investigators who are part of Miami's Robbery Unit will play an
active role in the prosecution of those accused of robbery, including
testifying at the trials. At Parks & Braxton, PA, we are familiar
with the strategies that the prosecution will try to use to convict you
and we will be prepared to handle anything that comes our way. If you
are charged with armed robbery, meaning that you carried a firearm or
other deadly weapon, you will face a 30-year prison sentence if you are
convicted of this first-degree felony offense.
Our legal team is highly knowledgeable in
criminal defense law, and we have over 48 years of collective legal experience representing
individuals throughout Florida. Our proactive and assertive approach to
fighting criminal charges has resulted in thousands of successful criminal
cases for our clients, and we are confident that we can help you as well.