Have you been charged with robbery in Ohio? Every day there are hundreds of individuals across Ohio who are charged with robbery. Robbery entails taking another person’s property from their possession or against their will through the use of force or inciting fear. The use of force could entail the use of a deadly weapon, which is any kind of weapon that is capable of causing death such as a knife, hand grenade, or gun. Robbery differs from charges of burglary and theft in that robbery specifically involves confrontation with another person and the threat or use of force while stealing some kind of property.
Regardless of what happened in your case, it is understandable that you are probably scared and overwhelmed by the robbery charges that you are currently facing. You do not have go through this experience alone. The Cincinnati Criminal Defense Attorneys are here to provide their knowledge, understanding and legal counsel to help you deal with the robbery charge that you are facing.
Robbery is defined according to the Ohio Revised Code (ORC 2911.02) as anyone who attempts, commits a theft offense or flees after attempting to commit a theft offense that engages any of the following acts:
- Has a deadly weapon on or with them or under their control;
- Inflicts, attempts to inflict, or threatens to inflict physical harm on another person;
- Uses or threats the immediate use of force against another person;
If you are convicted of robbery in Ohio, you will face harsh, unforgiving penalties involving extensive prison time and exorbitant fines and fees. The penalties for a robbery conviction are dependent on the severity of the specific facts of your case such as whether a deadly weapon was involved, whether there was a threat of physical harm to someone else and whether you actually inflicted harm or put another person in danger.
If you are convicted of robbery in Ohio and the facts of your case indicate that you had a deadly weapon, you will be charged with a second degree felony. This charge entails a minimum of two years and up to a maximum of eight years in prison in addition to fines up to $15,000.
If you are convicted of robbery in Ohio that the facts of your case indicate that you inflicted, attempted to inflict or threatened physical harm to another individual, you will be charged with a second degree felony. This charge entails a minimum of two years and up to a maximum of eight years in prison in addition to fines up to $15,000.
If you are convicted of robbery in Ohio and the facts of your case indicate that you used or threatened the immediate use of force against another person, you will be charged with a third degree felony. This charge entails a minimum of 1 year and up to a maximum of five years in prison in addition to fines up to $10,000.
Other Consequences of Robbery
Robbery in Ohio involves harsh and unforgiving consequences in addition to extensive prison time and exorbitant fines and fees. Due to the serious nature of robbery offenses, it could potentially be on your criminal background for the rest of your life. If you are convicted, other areas of your life may be profoundly impacted in a negative way as well. For example, you may face difficulty keeping or finding a job, furthering your education, difficulty financially, obtaining loans, maintaining professional licensures and keeping custody of your children.
Every day in Ohio, there are many individuals who are charged with robbery. If you are facing robbery charges, it is imperative that you immediately contact the Cincinnati Criminal Defense Attorneys. A robbery charge can be a frightening and overwhelming experience, and you do not have to go through it alone. Although every case is different, it is crucial that you obtain an experienced, knowledgeable and compassionate attorney as soon as possible who will fight vigorously for your legal rights and best interest. The sooner you speak with an attorney, the better your options will be regarding your sentence. The Cincinnati Criminal Defense team has successfully defended hundreds of individuals charged with robbery. Their knowledge, experience and compassion for your case will help you receive the justice you deserve.