Orlando Robbery Defense Attorney
Tenacious Legal Defense in Florida
Are you facing a robbery or home invasion charge? Under Florida law, home invasion robbery occurs when a person enters a dwelling with the intent to unlawfully take property or money from the occupants through the use of force, violence, or threat. A “dwelling” is any place that an individual would likely sleep overnight, such as a home, apartment, hotel room, or mobile home.
Both robbery and home invasion robbery are serious charges. They are heavily pursued by law enforcement and heavily prosecuted by the state. These are felonies involving prison time, fines, and a future with a permanent criminal record. You will need a strong and organized defender to help you seek the best possible outcome. At Parikh Law, our Orlando robbery defense lawyer offers a strong track record of favorable results achieved through diligence, honed legal skills, and a focus on excellence.
More about Robbery & Home Invasion
n Florida, home invasions are severely punished for public safety reasons. This theft crime is considered a first-degree felony carrying a possible sentence of up to 30 years in prison, 30 years of probation, and up to $10,000 in fines. The crime also carries with it a minimum mandatory 34 and ½ months of prison time.
If a weapon or firearm was used during the commission of a home invasion, the penalties increase to a minimum prison sentence of 66 months in prison. Furthermore, the person may be subject to Florida’s 10/20/Life enhancement law.
Under this law, a minimum sentence may be imposed of 10, 20, or 25 years to life in prison as follows:
- A minimum 10-year prison term if in possession of a firearm
- A minimum 20-year prison term if the firearm was discharged
- A minimum 25-year prison term if someone was injured or killed by a firearm
Other types of robbery such as sudden snatching of another’s property, carjacking, or armed robbery also involve force or threat and are charged as felonies. Robbery without using a deadly weapon is generally charged as a second-degree felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison. Robbery while using a deadly weapon is charged as a first-degree felony punishable by up to life in prison.
Parikh Law Provides Aggressive Defense
No matter what type of robbery you may be facing, Parikh Law is prepared to explore all legal avenues to help you obtain the most optimum result. With our commitment, knowledge, and legal skills used throughout the duration of your case, you will have the support you need to fight for your freedom and future.