Robbery is one of Missouri’s deadly seven crimes that has a maximum sentence of 30 years in Missouri Department of Corrections. Robbery is the taking of property from another person by the use of force, intimidation, or the threat of force. If a weapon or firearm is used during the commission of the crime, even if only to scare the person into giving up their property, it can be charged as Robbery First Degree and Armed Criminal Action (ACA). Robbery First Degree is a Class A felony and the range of punishment can be up to 30 years in prison. Armed Criminal Action is an unclassified felony carrying a range of punishment from 3 years to life. There is NO probation for an ACA charge. There is a minimum mandatory 3 years flat time in prison meaning you will have to serve every day of the three year sentence. Robbery is one of the most serious crimes with which you can be charged.
If you are charged with Robbery you need an experienced criminal defense robbery lawyer who works as a felony attorney. These cases often come down to a question of identification. Time is of the essence in preparing a defense. You need to ensure that your rights are protected if you have been charged with Robbery in Missouri. Call 816.246.8881 for a free consultation with one of our experienced felony Robbery lawyers.