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Columbus Robbery Attorney
Robbery in Ohio is treated as a serious offense. If you are convicted of robbery, you risk serious fines, prison time, and a criminal record that may have a negative impact on your life by endangering your future employment prospects. If you have been arrested for robbery, contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at Burke, Meis & Associates for your free consultation at (614) 280-9122.
Definition of Robbery in Ohio
To be charged with robbery, the state must allege that you attempted to commit a theft, committed a theft, or committed a theft as well as flee the scene of the crime, along with any one of the following:
- Have a deadly weapon on you or in your control
- Cause harm, threaten to cause harm, or attempt to cause harm on another person
- Use or threaten to use force immediately against the victim
- Depending on the circumstances, robbery can be a 3rd degree or 2nd degree felony. 1
In Ohio, robbery is a considered a felony level offense.
Ohio Aggravated Robbery
Aggravated robbery is similar to robbery, except that it involves the use, attempted use, or the presence of a dangerous ordinance (or a weapon). If you are suspected to have a dangerous ordinance or a weapon on you when you were said to commit the robbery, or if the dangerous ordinance is taken from a law enforcement officer without his knowledge by any means, then you will be charged with aggravated robbery.
Aggravated robbery is considered to be a 1st degree felony. 2
Penalties for Robbery and Aggravated Robbery in Ohio
Robbery and aggravated robbery are felony level offenses. For a 3rd degree felony robbery, you will be given a prison term of 1-5 years, and fines of up to $10,000. For a 2nd degree felony robbery, you will have to spend 2-8 years in prison, and fines of up to $15,000. For a 1st degree felony, you will have to spend 3-10 years in prison, and pay fines of up to $20,000.
Burke, Meis & Associates — Columbus Robbery Lawyers
If you have been arrested for robbery, contact Attorney Adam Burke to discuss the facts of your case and he will make every effort to avoid serious penalties. Call Burke, Meis & Associates today for your free consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney at (614) 280-9122.