Most people are aware that robbery (of any kind) is a serious offense typically resulting in arrest, trial, and possibly jail time. However, many people are not aware of the differences between different types of robbery, including larceny, theft, and armed robbery. Armed robbery is a very serious offense which is usually defined as theft of possessions with the use or threat of force.
Armed robbery typically carries heavier punishment than burglary or other theft charges because of the added use of force. If you have been accused of armed robbery and would like more information about criminal defense, contact an Appleton criminal defense lawyer at Hart Powell, S.C. at 414-271-9595 today.
Common Types of Armed Robbery
Armed robbery cases can include banks, stores, individuals in public, or individuals in their homes. Armed robbery may also include:
- The taking of personal property by the use of physical force.
- Robbery with a weapon
- The taking of personal property by the threat of physical violence
- Robbery by intimidation
- Robbery after the victim has been restrained
Cases often focus on the level of force used during the robbery to determine whether the case is considered armed robbery or larceny. Typically, the amount of force should be significant and intentional to warrant an armed robbery charge. Unintentional or light contact may warrant a larceny charge.
Contact an Appleton Criminal Defense Lawyer
If you have been arrested for armed robbery, contact an Appleton armed robbery defense lawyer at the Law Offices of Hart Powell, S.C. at 414-271-9595 to discuss your case.