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Armed Robbery Criminal Charges

Armed Robbery and Theft Criminal Charges in South Carolina

Armed robbery is a serious crimeRobbery 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.

What is Theft and Armed Robbery?

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.  These charges can sometimes be the most serious charges individuals face.  The charges may also 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.

South Carolina Law is clear when it comes to a sentence associated with an armed robbery or burglary conviction:

Robbery and attempted robbery while armed with deadly weapon.

(A) A person who commits robbery while armed with a pistol, dirk, slingshot, metal knuckles, razor, or other deadly weapon, or while alleging, either by action or words, he was armed while using a representation of a deadly weapon or any object which a person present during the commission of the robbery reasonably believed to be a deadly weapon, is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, must be imprisoned for a mandatory minimum term of not less than ten years or more than thirty years, no part of which may be suspended or probation granted. A person convicted under this subsection is not eligible for parole until the person has served at least seven years of the sentence.

(B) A person who commits attempted robbery while armed with a pistol, dirk, slingshot, metal knuckles, razor, or other deadly weapon, or while alleging, either by action or words, he was armed while using a representation of a deadly weapon or any object which a person present during the commission of the robbery reasonably believed to be a deadly weapon, is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, must be imprisoned not more than twenty years.

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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.

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