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Robbery in Alabama – Tuscaloosa Criminal Defense Lawyer

Robbery is a crime in Alabama that’s defined as the use of force, or a deadly weapon, during the commission of theft of property. Robbery in Alabama is divided into three degrees. These three degrees of Robbery deal with the specific allegations of the crime. Was there a weapon involved? Was there an accomplice involved? Was anyone injured? Depending on these questions and their answers a person could be charged with 1st, 2nd, or 3rd-degree Robbery.

Robbery is often just thought of as a man holding a bank up with a gun. While this type of crime happens it’s just one of the ways a charge could arise. There are several different ways to look at this kind of charge. A criminal defense lawyer is your best option at fighting allegations or charges of this kind. At our firm we can give you the representation you need to set you up with the best possible outcome.

Robbery 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Degree in Alabama

1st Degree Robbery

This is one of the most serious types of theft offenses someone could be charged with. They can be charged with this if they were considered to be armed with a dangerous weapon or if they inflicted physical harm to another person. Accomplices of the commission of armed theft can be hit with a 1st-degree charge even if they were not armed. Robbery First Degree is defined as the taking or attempted taking of another persons property by force or threat of force while armed with a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument.  

1st Degree Robbery is a Class A Felony in Alabama. 

A person does not need to successfully steal anything in order to be charged with this crime. Furthermore, a person does not need to be in actual possession of a weapon to be charged with 1st-degree robbery. What does this mean? Well, if a person at the scene reasonably believes someone to be armed that’s enough to bring forth this charge. This can happen due to the robber bluffing about carrying a weapon or the robber suggesting they have a weapon; think of a person with their hand in their pocket telling everyone that they have a gun. 

A 1st-degree charge can come with up to life in prison. Sentences vary depending on the specific situation. If a person did in fact have a deadly weapon they could face a minimum of 20 years. 

2nd Degree Robbery

A person who commits what would otherwise be 3rd Degree Robbery but is aided by an accomplice that is physically present can then be charged with 2nd Degree Robbery. Being aided in the commission of a robbery is grounds for an increased level of seriousness when it comes to being charged. 

2nd Degree Robbery is a Class B Felony in Alabama. 

A 2nd-degree charge can come with up to 20 years in prison and a minimum sentence of 2 years. This also comes with up to $30,000 in fines. 

3rd Degree Robbery

A person commits the crime of robbery in the third degree if in the course of committing a theft they use force against the person of the owner or any person present with intent to overcome their physical resistance or physical power of resistance or they threaten the imminent use of force against the person of the owner or any person present with intent to compel acquiescence to the taking of or escaping with their property. An example of this charge is when a person is shoplifting and pushes a security guard while making their escape.

3rd Degree Robbery is a Class C Felony in Alabama. 

A 3rd-degree charge can come with up to 10 years in prison and a minimum sentence of 1 year. This also comes with up to $15,000 in fines.  

Charged? Travis Juneau can help.

If you’ve been accused or charged Travis Juneau can help you fight. You have to remember that you are innocent until proven guilty. You have rights and we can help you defend those rights. 

Contact the law offices of Travis Juneau at (205) 737-4696 or by clicking here. We represent clients in Tuscaloosa and throughout Western and Central Alabama.