Before we get into robbery degrees, we have to understand what robbery is.
1. taking property that is not your own. 2. the property taken was from another person’s possession and immediate presence. 3. the property was taken against that person’s will. 4. You used force or fear to take the property or prevent them from resisting. 5. when you used force or fear you intended to take the item from the owner so that he/she would lose a major part of the value or enjoyment of the property. Some examples of robbery can include breaking into a house while the owners are inside before threatening them and stealing property. Robbery can still be charged if you were caught in the act of stealing and then trying to threaten the owner of the property to escape.
Robbery degrees is divided in two. 1st degree robbery will receive more/harsher punishments than 2nd degree will. To be charged with 1st degree Robbery you have to meet certain criteria. You can be charged with it if you robbed someone in an inhabited dwelling such as a house or trailer. If you robbed someone while they were using or had just used the ATM machine and was still near it. If you robbed someone while they were performing their duty as a driver or was a passenger on a public transportation vehicle. Everything else is considered second degree robbery.
Punishments for both Types
Robbery is always a felony crime in California. For 1st degree robbery you can see up to 9 years in prison. For 2nd degree robbery you can see up to 5 years in prison. Related crimes include theft and burglary.
Robbery is a serious offense that can land you into a long time prison sentence. If you or a loved one was charged with robbery, you need to call for help today.