California Penal Code Section 211 defines robbery as the taking of another person’s property from the person’s possession or immediate presence, accomplished by force or fear.
If a weapon is used during the robbery, the prosecutor will normally allege the weapon use as an enhancement, which increases the punishment for the offense.
If you are charged with robbery you should be extremely careful in the way your case is handled. Robbery is a “strike” under California’s “Three Strikes” law. It is also considered a “violent felony”.
The prosecutors in robbery cases frequently rely on eye witness testimony to establish the identity of the person who committed the robbery. This type of evidence is particularly unreliable and can sometimes be successfully challenged. Careful investigation by the defense can also be useful in a robbery case to cast doubt upon the accuracy of the eye witness’s identification of the defendant.
If you have been charged with robbery, you need the best help you can find. Dan Koukol is an extremely experienced criminal defense attorney that has consistantly recieved excellant results defending robbery cases. Contact Dan as soon as possible to schedule your consultation.