Robbery is a form of theft crime that is not taken lightly in the State of Connecticut. Regardless of what degree of robbery you commit, it is still considered a felony, which means you may be facing harsh legal penalties and a mark on your permanent record if convicted. To ensure you do not obtain the cruelest punishments for your robbery case, hire a Hartford criminal defense lawyer from Carlson & Dumeer, LLC today. Our attorneys have extensive criminal defense experience and have helped a myriad of clients minimize or eliminate their criminal charges. Obtain the aggressive criminal defense you deserve by calling our firm today!
Robbery is considered taking an item from a person via force or the threat of force. An individual cannot commit robbery without taking something from a person in a violent manner.
Violence can be considered any of the following actions:
If you threaten someone, said threat doesn't have to be explicitly stated. Flashing a gun or knife can be considered a violent threat.
Theft is defined as taking someone's property without said owner's consent and with the intention of never returning said property to the rightful owner. For one to commit theft, they must take tangible property away from a person with the intent to permanently deprive them of said property.
There are various degrees of robbery, but all include severe legal consequences such as jail time and extortionate fines, as well as a mark on your permanent record.
There are multiple types of robbery that individuals can be charged with in Connecticut, depending on the specific circumstances of the alleged crimes. Here is an overview, as outlined in the General Statutes of Connecticut §53a-134 through §53a-136a (2013):
Robbery in the first degree - Class B felony
Sentence: 1 year to 20 years in prison with fine of up to $15,000
Robbery in the second degree - Class C felony
Sentence: 1 year to 10 years in prison with fine of up to $10,000
Robbery in the third degree - Class D felony
Sentence: 1 year to 5 years in prison with fine of up to $5,000
Robbery involving an occupied motor vehicle
Sentence: Three years in prison (must be served in addition to any other sentences for the offense)
If you have committed robbery and are now facing criminal charges, we at Carlson & Dumeer, LLC can help.
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