Felony robbery charges with or without violence involve the improper removal of property from one individual or group to another while in their presence.

Robbery Defined

Robbery is a felony offense that involves the forcible stealing of property directly in the presence of the property owner.

Levels and Consequences of Robbery:

  • Robbery is a felony of the first degree if the offender causes someone serious bodily injury, if the offender threatens to cause someone serious injury, or if the offender commits the theft while committing another felony
  • If the offender inflicts a minor injury it is consider a felony of the second degree
  • If the offender uses force of any kind it is considered a felony of the third degree
  • Robbery of a motor vehicle is considered a first degree felony and is committed when an offender takes the vehicle from another person in the presence of that person or anyone in lawful possession of the motor vehicle
  • There are very different terms associated with robbery that should be carefully reviewed to determine the exact action creating the charges including embezzlement, stealing and burglary

Things to Know about Robbery:

  • One of the primary things a judge or jury will evaluate to determine if robbery occurred or simply theft, is whether the offender injured or threatened another person in the act
  • All robberies are considered felony offenses regardless of the dollar value of the property involved
  • Mugging a person, purse snatching from a person, carjacking from a person are all considered robberies because they involve the removal of property in the presence of the owner
  • Stealing money from a cashier till at the job you work as a cashier would be considered embezzlement, not robbery

Attorney Maureen Coggins is confident she can assist with the legal issues facing you or your family. With over 20 years of experience with the State of Pennsylvania while pursuing both state and federal criminal cases, Attorney Coggins brings a diverse and successful background to help seek the best possible outcome for your case. For a consultation, please contact her office at (610) 400-3017 or through email.