Crime statistics in California show that almost 60,000 robbery crimes took place in 2012 alone. Robbery is a serious offense in California. California law Penal Code 211. defines robbery as, “the felonious taking of personal property in the possession of another, from his person or immediate presence, and against his will, accomplished by means of force or fear.” In accordance with Section 211, Section 212. defines fear as either:
- The fear of an unlawful injury to the person or property of the person robbed, or of any relative of his or member of his family; or,
- The fear of an immediate and unlawful injury to the person or property of anyone in the company of the person robbed at the time of the robbery.
- The penalty for a robbery conviction is severe. The outcome of an alleged offenders case, will depend on previous conviction history, circumstances of the crime, and of course the law.
Robbery is a felony offense, punishable by two to nine years in the state prison. If the robbery crime is connected with a firearm, the alleged offender faces 10 or more years in state prison.
Given the harsh consequences of a robbery conviction, it is recommended that an alleged offender employ an experienced criminal defense attorney and not discuss the case with anyone before speaking to an attorney. If the alleged offender cannot afford one, the court will provide one at the expense of the state.
The Law Offices of Alin Cintean offers comprehensive criminal defense from the beginning of your case through the final appeal. Let our Sacramento, California criminal law professional defend your rights. Contact us online or by telephone at (916) 441-3500 to arrange a personal consultation with Alin Cintean today.