Panama City Robbery Lawyer

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Taking money or property from another in order to deprive that person by means of force, violence, assault or threat of force constitutes robbery in Florida. If charged with robbery, you face jail time and the repercussion of having a criminal record. You deserve a defense attorney who will work for you and will stop at nothing to keep you from a conviction.

Attorney Rusty Shepard has the highest possible Avvo rating of 10.0, which means he is experienced and professional in seeking the best outcome for his clients. If you are in need of a Panama City criminal defense attorney, be sure to call on his firm.

Robbery vs. Theft

Although robbery and theft are similar, there are several key differences in the crimes. Theft is usually done with no one around and does not typically involve the use of force, violence, or threat of violence. Robbery, however, is performed in the presence of the victim and often uses force to obtain property.

The following are different levels of robbery crimes:
  • If a firearm or deadly weapon is used during the robbery, it is a first-degree felony.
  • Robbery with use of any other type of weapon can result in a 30 year prison term and a $10,000 penalty.
  • Robbery without the use of a weapon is a second degree felony punishable by up to 15 years in jail and a similar fine.
  • Robbery by sudden snatching is when another's property or money is stolen and the victim was or became aware carries up to 5 years in jail and up to $5,000 in fines.

Attorney Shepard is Ready to Stand Beside You

If you have been charged with robbery in the Panama City area, call Attorney Rusty Shepard today. Mr. Shepard is a former prosecutor so he is aware of the strategies employed by those seeking a conviction and can build a defense for you to beat your charges.

Call to schedule your free initial consultation today!