Robbery is one of the more serious crimes on the books in the state of California. Given the personal and often violent nature of the crime, prosecutors tend to look harshly on robbery charges and are unlikely to make any concessions. If you are being charged with robbery you will want to get started building your defense right away. Somera Law Group is experienced in California courtrooms and will use all of our talent and resources to defend you throughout this case.

The definition of robbery in California is as follows -

“the taking of property from another person’s possession or immediate presence against their will by means of force or fear.”

It is possible to commit armed robbery by using a gun or other weapon during the robbery, or by simply using physical force (also known as strong arm robbery). Armed robbery will generally add 10 years to the sentence of a robbery conviction.

There are two degrees of robbery charges possible – first and second degree. Both are felonies, and the difference has to do with where the crime occurs. If the robbery is alleged to occur within a dwelling, the charge is first degree and the punishment can be from 3 to 9 years in prison. Any other location for the robbery is a second degree charge, and a jail term of between 2 and 5 years.

For a free consultation regarding the defense of your robbery charges, call the office of Somera Law Group today. Our talented and friendly team will work with you to determine the next step in your defense. We look forward to receiving your call soon.