In order to prove strong armed robbery (also known as robbery by sudden snatching) under Florida Statute 812.131 the state must show that there was a taking of money or other property from the victim’s person, with intent to permanently or temporarily deprive the victim or the owner of the money or other property, and, in the course of the taking, the victim was or became aware of the taking.
If no weapon or firearm is used in the robbery, then the strong armed robbery is a 3rd degree felony punishable by up to five years in a Florida prison. If the State is accusing you of using a weapon or firearm during the robbery then it is a 2nd degree felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison.
Strong armed robbery, whether with or without a weapon, is a very serious charge requiring experienced representation. Do not settle for less. Call us now at 407-218-6277 and let us explain your rights and defenses today!