Thank you for asking me “What is Robbery in FL?
Robbery is basically a theft, but it’s a theft that’s done in person and which involves some act of violence.
In order to prove a Robbery in FL the State is gonna have to admit evidence that establishes beyond a reasonable doubt the following 4 elements:
1) That the Defendant took property either from the person or the custody of another; 2) That “force, violence, assault or putting in fear” was used during the course of the taking; 3) That the property taken had some value; and 4) That the taking was done with the intent to deprive the victim of the right to or a benefit from the property, for the Defendant to either use it for his own or for the use of another who wasn’t entitled to use it.
The act of violence need not be actual (meaning that it is enough that John or Jane Q. Citizen – the “reasonable person” – would have been put in fear by the Defendant’s acts) but it must be contemporaneous to the taking (or at least done in a way that constitutes “a continuous series of acts or events”… so if the taking occurred merely as an after though to some other independent use of force against the victim, then there may be an assault and a theft but the taking is not a robbery).
In FL a “plain Jane” robbery, meaning one accomplished without a firearm or a weapon, is a 2nd degree felony, punishable by up to 15 years in state prison.
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