If you have been charged with robbery with a deadly weapon in Florida then you may have a defense. False accusation and lack of intent are both defenses that are oftentimes successful when fighting a robbery case. Even if you don’t think you have a defense, you should always speak to an attorney to make sure you have a full understanding of how the law applies specifically to your case. If you want to know more about providing a defense after you’ve been falsely accused, the lack of intent defense, or if you want to talk to a lawyer about how to beat your robbery with a deadly weapon case, then contact Matthew Williams now for a free consultation.
In Florida, robbery with a deadly weapon is defined under Florida Statute 812.13(1)-(2)(b). A person commits robbery when they intentionally and unlawfully take money or property from another person through the use of force, violence, assault or threat while in possession of a deadly weapon.
Robbery with a deadly weapon is a second-degree felony, meaning it is punishable by up to 15 years in prison, or up to 15 years of probation and up to $10,000 in fines (you can also get a jail or prison sentence followed by probation, but the total length of the punishment cannot exceed 15 years).
In addition to facing prison time, if you are adjudicated guilty of robbery with a deadly weapon, you will lose constitutional rights and you’ll have to deal with many other collateral consequences. Criminal convictions, especially convictions for violent charges, carry severe consequences and can never be removed from your criminal record. If you are convicted of a felony you will lose your right to vote, your right to own firearms, and your ability to maintain certain business licenses. You can also lose your ability to receive financial aid, your ability to live in certain places and your ability to obtain a passport.
If you need an attorney who will advise you, fight for your rights, and do everything possible to protect your future, or if someone you know has been charged with robbery with a deadly weapon in Florida then contact Matthew Williams now for a free consultation.