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When in the course of committing theft, the person threatens or places another in fear or injury or death, the offense is a Second Degree Felony, punishing ranging from 2 to 20 years, with a fine up to $10,000.00.
It is a First Degree Felony if while committing the Robbery the person uses or exhibits a weapon, causes bodily injury or death, or the victim is 65 years of age or over, or is disabled. Punishment ranges from 5 to 99 years, with a fine of up to $10,000.00
A simple shop lifting can turn into a robbery if you use force.
I have been successful in getting a robbery reduced to a misdemeanor.
My client told me that he never used forced and I subpoenaed the video before it was destroyed. It is important to retain an attorney as soon as you suspect that you will be arrested. Videos are generally destroyed with in 30 days and sometimes even sooner.
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