Here’s What You Can Do If You’ve Been Falsely Accused of Robbery

Being falsely accused of any crime is frustrating and challenging. If you have been accused of robbery, you might feel like there is no way to defend yourself from the “he-said, she-said.” But, there are a few things you can do to protect yourself if you have been falsely and wrongfully accused of robbery in Florida.

In this brief article, the top criminal attorneys in Tampa with The Rickman Law Firm share what you can do if you’ve been falsely accused of robbery. It is important to act quickly if you have been accused of any crime so that you have time to properly defend yourself.

Understand the Charges of Robbery

Robbery is defined under Florida Statutes 812.13 as what happens when an individual or group of people take property (or money) from another person through fear, force, or violence with the intent to either temporarily or permanently deprive the owner of their own property.

Robbery charges are felonies with the classifications:

  • First Degree: Robbery committed with a firearm or any deadly weapon.
  • Second Degree: Robbery committed without a firearm or any deadly weapon.
  • Sudden Snatching: Taking a person’s property while the victim is aware of the act.
  • Home-Invasion: Entering someone’s home while occupants are present with the intention and the actual committing of a robbery with or without a firearm or deadly weapon.
  • Carjacking: Taking a vehicle from someone by force, fear, violence, or assault. Whether or not a firearm or deadly weapon is used, this could lead to a first-degree felony conviction.

Of course, you are not expected to know robbery charges by memory. However, understanding what the charges you face might be is the first step in defending yourself. The next step is to hire a robbery defense attorney in Tampa with The Rickman Law Firm.

Hire the Top Robbery Defense Attorney in Tampa

The most important thing to do if you have been falsely accused of robbery, or any crime for that matter, is to contact one of the top criminal attorneys in Tampa with The Rickman Law Firm. Hiring a criminal attorney does not mean that you are admitting guilt — rather, it is a way to protect yourself against unjust charges.

The skilled legal team at The Rickman Law Firm will help you understand the best defense for your specific case and will investigate the case on your behalf. We have years of experience working with cases just like yours and will be able to pursue all necessary evidence and witnesses to obtain a favorable outcome. Our attorneys will not only look into the event, but will also examine the arrest to determine if your rights were violated.

For a free consultation with a robbery defense attorney in Tampa, please contact The Rickman Law Firm today.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.


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