Charged With Or Under Investigation For A Robbery? Contact King | Morse, Today.
If you have been charged by the federal government with robbery contact the skilled and experienced criminal defense attorneys at King | Morse.
We have the experience, knowledge and resources to effectively defend you against robbery charges.
Some Definitions And Penalties For Robbery
In the words of the federal Hobbs Act (18 U.S.C. § 1951) are as follows: “(a) Whoever …obstructs, delays, or affects commerce or the movement of any article or commodity in commerce, by robbery or extortion or attempts or conspires so to do, or commits or threatens physical violence…to do anything in violation of this section shall be imprisoned for up to 20 years.”
A more explicit explanation of the federal crime of bank robbery is found in 18 U.S.C.§ 2113: “Whoever enters or attempts to enter any bank, credit union, or any savings and loan association…with intent to commit…any felony affecting [the financial institution] in violation of any statute of the United States, or any larceny…shall be imprisoned up to 20 years.”
A State Definition Of Robbery
According to the Florida statutes, robbery consists of “the taking of money or other property which may be the subject of larceny from the person or custody of another, with intent to either permanently or temporarily deprive the person or the owner of the money or other property, when in the course of the taking there is the use of force, violence, assault, or putting in fear.”
A Federal Definition Of Armed Robbery
A federal definition of armed robbery is as follows: “If in the course of committing the robbery the offender carried a firearm, then the penalty may be significantly more severe.”
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At King | Morse, in Palm Beach County, Florida, we dedicate our practice to defending the rights of the accused. From our office in West Palm Beach, Florida, our attorneys accept federal clients throughout the United States. Contact King | Morse, today to schedule a free consultation with an attorney to confidentially discuss your federal charges.