Criminal Defense in Orange County
Understanding Robbery Charges

Arrested for Robbery in Orange County?

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Robbery involves theft by force or the threat of violence. It is considered violent and if convicted, may be a strike on your record. Robbery is very serious, and can be categorized into five areas: armed robbery, robbery with a firearm, first degree robbery, second degree robbery, and robbery with the discharge of a firearm. A conviction of any of these offenses will most likely lead to jail time and significant fines. The firm has handled over 3,000 cases, which provides clients with the type of quality defense that they deserve. Clients come from many areas of Orange County.

California Penal Code Sections 211-215

This is the portion of the California Penal Code that details the criminal offense of robbery. The California statutes include the word "fear" in the definition in relation to the threat of violence. If an individual is threatening violence or coercing a robbery by means of fear, then it can be labeled robbery. Because the definition of "fear" may play an important role in the legitimacy of a robbery offense, consider the verbiage of the penal code.

According to California Penal Code 212,

The fear mentioned in Section 211 may be either: 1. The fear of an unlawful injury to the person or property of the person robbed, or of any relative of his or member of his family; or, 2. The fear of an immediate and unlawful injury to the person or property of anyone in the company of the person robbed at the time of the robbery.

There are two degrees of robbery: first and second degree. A charge will depend upon the unique circumstances of every case.

​​​​​Listed below are the penalties for first and second degree robbery:

  • First Degree Robbery - Imprisonment of three, six or nine years.
  • Second Degree Robbery - Imprisonment in the state prison for two, three or five years.

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The Law Office of Barney B. Gibbs has more than 35 years of experience and has handled literally thousands of criminal cases for clients. If you would like to learn more about the firm or secure a free case evaluation, please call today.

If you are facing robbery charges and are unsure of where to turn, do not hesitate to contact the firm today.


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