What is Theft and Armed Robbery?
Robbery is a crime that can be classified as larceny by force or by threat of force. It’s a type of theft distinguished by the use of force, intimidation, and/or violence to seize someone else’s property. Robbery can include the use of force or intimidation and all the elements of the crime of larceny.
Armed robbery refers to a specific type of robbery that involves the use of a weapon, a replica of a weapon, or the pretense of having a weapon.
An armed robbery charge is one of the most serious charges an individual can face and may be filed in conjunction with illegal possession and/or assault with a deadly weapon charges.
Armed robbery can happen on any type of property, whether it’s a private residence, a store, or a bank. When a person robs a bank that is federally insured, the offense may be charged as a federal crime, meaning that it will be handled by in the federal court system.
Our law firm is familiar with the sentencing ranges for all theft crimes, including armed robbery. We will do everything possible to protect your rights throughout the legal process, and seek the outcome that has the least negative impact on your life. If you have been charged with armed robbery in South Carolina you should have a South Carolina defense attorney on your side to ensure that your rights are protected.