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While many theft crimes tend to be misdemeanors, robbery is a felony offense. In Virginia, robbery is separated into 1st- and 2nd-degree categories. Robbery of the 2nd degree involves putting an alleged victim in fear or bodily injury or using a drug, electric shock, or another method used to disable the victim temporarily. Robbery of the 1st degree includes using violence or threatening deadly force against an alleged victim with the presence of a weapon.
If you’re facing robbery charges, make sure to call our skilled Virginia Beach criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. He can take a look at your situation and offered experienced recommendations about your best course of action.
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For a conviction of 2nd-degree robbery, you could face 5 to 18 years in prison. A 1st-degree robbery conviction could get you 10 years in prison to a life sentence. Typically, a 1st-time robbery conviction carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 3 years, which means the judge couldn’t reduce the jail sentence even if he or she wished to. Likewise, if this is your 2nd or subsequent conviction, the mandatory minimum sentence is 5 years.
Carjacking is a robbery involving the theft of a vehicle. If charged with carjacking, you could face 15 years to a lifetime in prison.
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Robbery is an incredibly serious crime that could lead to years in prison. Make sure you give yourself the best chance of avoiding a conviction by calling a skilled Virginia Beach theft & burglary attorney. George Holton Yates, Attorneys At Law, P.C. has more than 30 years of legal experience to offer your case. Let us see what we can do for you.
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