Robbery is a serious offense that can have detrimental consequences in the future. A robbery conviction can lead to a lengthy prison sentence and can have a severe impact when looking for a job. Read the information below to learn more about robbery, its penalties and its defenses. 

WHAT IS ROBBERY?

NRS 200.380 defines robbery as “the unlawful taking of personal property from the person of another, or in the person's presence, against his or her will, by means of force or violence or fear of injury, immediate or future, to his or her person or property, or the person or property of a member of his or her family, or of anyone in his or her company at the time of the robbery.” In essence, robbery is the unlawful taking of someone else's property in their presence through the use of threat or force. 

PENALTY OF ROBBERY CHARGES:

If you are convicted of robbery, you are guilty of a category B felony and can be punished a minimum sentence of 2 years and a maximum sentence of 15 years in a state prison.

If a deadly weapon was used during the robbery, you can be sentenced to an additional 1-15 years in prison.

DEFENSES TO ROBBERY CHARGES IN LAS VEGAS:

Because there are several elements to robbery that each need to proven in order for you to be charged with robbery, there are several defenses in case each of these elements were not met.

  1. The item was not taken in the person’s presence.
  2. The item was not taken by means of force of violence or fear of injury. 

If you or anyone you know has been charged with robbery, it is important that you contact an experienced Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorney who can get you the representation you deserve. Adrian Lobo is a highly qualified attorney ready to take on any robbery case. Call Adrian Lobo today at (702) 290-8998 to schedule a consultation.