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CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON


Robbery

Robbery is defined as:

  • The felonious taking of personal property
  • in the possession of another,
  • from his person or immediate presence and against his will,
  • accomplished by means of force or fear.

Robbery is punishable by five years to life in prison. In addition, if a firearm (even a simulated or inoperable firearm) is used in the robbery, an additional three years of mandatory prison time is imposed. Representation by criminal defense lawyer is always recommended.

VIRGINIA CODE: http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title18.2/chapter4/section18.2-58/

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