Different Types of Robbery in Florida

What is Robbery in Florida?

In Florida, Robbery is a second degree felony. If addition to fines, court costs, and other requirements, you can be sentenced to 15 years in state prison. There are, however, many factors that can increase the punishment. If you carry a firearm or other weapon during the robbery, the crime is elevated to a first degree felony, and you can be sentenced up to 30 years in state prison.

To prove the crime of Robbery, the State must prove the following four elements beyond a reasonable doubt:

  1. The Defendant took property from the person or custody of another.

  2. Force, violence, assault, or putting in fear was used in the course of the taking.

  3. The property taken was of some value.

  4. The taking was with the intent to permanently or temporarily deprive the victim of his/her right to the property or any benefit from it, appropriate the property of the victim to his/her own use or to the use of any person not entitled to it.

 

What is Home Invasion Robbery in Florida?

In Florida, Home Invasion Robbery is a first degree felony. If addition to fines, court costs, and other requirements, you can be sentenced to 30 years in state prison. If, however, you carry a firearm or deadly weapon during the Home Invasion Robbery, you can be sentenced to life in prison.

To prove the crime of Home Invasion Robbery, the State must prove the following three elements beyond a reasonable doubt:

  1. The Defendant entered the dwelling of the victim.

  2. At the time the Defendant entered the dwelling, he/she intended to commit robbery.

  3. While inside the dwelling, the Defendant did commit robbery.

What is Robbery by Sudden Snatching in Florida?

In Florida, Robbery by Sudden Snatching is a third degree felony. If addition to fines, court costs, and other requirements, you can be sentenced to 5 years in state prison. If, however, you carry a firearm or deadly weapon during the Home Invasion Robbery, the crime is elevated to a second degree felony and you can be sentenced to 15 years in prison.

To prove the crime of Robbery by Sudden Snatching, the State must prove the following four elements beyond a reasonable doubt:

  1. The Defendant took property from the victim.

  2. The property taken was of some value.

  3. The taking was with the intent to permanently or temporarily deprive the victim or the owner of his/her right to the property.

  4. In the course of the taking, the victim was or became aware of the taking.

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