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Robbery is a serious offense. It does not require the use of a weapon. The mere use of force to get away with the property is enough. Robbery is often confused with burglary, which is entering a dwelling or building with the intent to commit a crime, robbery is taking property from another person by the use of threatened use of force.
The penalties for robbery are serious. The most serious level is where a weapon is involved and is a violent crime. It’s critical that you to hire an experienced robbery lawyer who possesses the knowledge and expertise with the laws and consequences associated with robbery.
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Types of Robbery
There are three types of robbery, each one has its own associated consequences:
- Third Degree – Class C felony – This is when physical force is used or threatened to take one’s property.
– Up to 5 years in prison as well as $125,000 in fines.
- Second Degree – Class B felony – When third degree robbery is violated, and is either armed, or an accomplice is used during the robbery.
– Up to 10 years in prison as well as $250,000 in fines.
– Subject to Measure 11 mandatory minimum sentence of 70 months.
- First Degree – Class A felony – When third degree robbery is violated, and the perpetrator is armed with a deadly weapon, uses or attempts to use said weapon or, attempts to or causes physical harm to any person.
-Up to 20 years in prison as well as $375,000 in fines.
-Subject to the Measure 11 mandatory minimum of 90 months.
In order for the State of Oregon to convict you of robbery, it must first prove that you were present, that you or your accomplice used or threatened the use of force, to take property of another. These elements must be proven beyond reasonable doubt. Even if the State of Oregon have proven its case, there are still different options for defense. Your attorney may recommend reviewing the following for your defense:
- Proving Innocence
- Affirmative Defense
- True Ownership
Not all cases are the same and may not require any or all of these options. It’s best to hire an attorney who understands the laws and consequences of all types of robbery. Though each robbery case is different, it is likely that a conviction will result in a prison term. Robert L. Sepp is an experienced robbery lawyer who knows the ins and outs of Oregon’s criminal laws. He will study your case, go over your options, and fight for your rights in court.
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