First Degree vs. Second and Third Degree Robbery Charges

Miami & Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

In general, robbery is the taking of another person’s property through the use of force. The amount of force used will determine what type of robbery you are charged with.
Difference of Degrees

  • First degree robbery is the most serious offense and is what most people think of when they consider a robbery. First degree robbery is robbery with a weapon, usually a gun, and can result in serious fines, penalties, and a substantial amount of jail time.
  • Second degree robbery most frequently occurs when several people work together to commit a robbery. While less serious that a first degree charge, second degree robbery can still result in jail time and heavy fines.
  • Third degree robbery is the least serious of all of these offenses and may occur if the force or intimidation used to commit the robbery was minimal. This is generally a non-violent crime, but can still result in jail time and fines.

Defending Your Rights
When you are accused of any type of robbery, you will require an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side. We will assist you in dealing with law enforcement, the District Attorney, and in building a solid defense to help minimize or dismiss your charges. The state of Florida aggressively pursues all charges of robbery. You deserve someone on your side who will work equally aggressively to defend your rights.
If you have been accused of robbery in the areas of Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm, or Ft. Myers, Florida, please contact the criminal defense attorneys at the Cochran Firm South Florida to schedule an initial consultation today.