Robbery – Cal PC § 211
Robbery is a serious offense and often carries sever consequences. Robbery is considered a Strike under California’s Three Strikes Law. As such, it is extremely important to have an experienced Criminal Defense Attorney representing you. It is important to consider all defenses and examine all evidence early on in your case. This will give us a better understanding of the potential risks you face, the possibility of a successful trial, and whether plea bargaining is a viable option.
Robbery is defined as the felonious taking of personal property in the possession of another, from his person or immediate presence, and against his will, accomplished by means of force or fear. The fear mentioned in Cal PC § 211 may be either: 1) the fear of an unlawful injury to the person or property of the person robbed, or of any relative of his or member of his family or 2) the fear of an immediate and unlawful injury to the person or property of anyone in the company of the person robbed at the time of the robbery.
If weapons are used, enhancements may also be filed adding more years to the possible time you may be facing. Moreover, home-invasion robberies are of the most severe and carry the most severe consequences. Cal PC § 212.5. Many times these crimes are motivated by drug use or are committed by youthful offenders. It is therefore important to ascertain mitigating circumstances on a case by case basis if the is no defense.