Robbery in Ohio is most simply defined as taking personal property from another person against their will while using some kind of physical force or threat of physical force. A conviction for robbery can result in serious punishments, including a criminal record, lasting negative effects on your personal life, fines and/or prison sentences.
Robbery can also be an aggravated offense, which can lead to even lengthier prison sentences and steeper fines. If you have been charged with a robbery offense in Columbus, it is crucial to hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer.
Columbus Robbery Defense Attorney
If you have been charged with a robbery offense in the Columbus, Ohio area, contact the Joslyn Law Firm to discuss your particular case. Brian Joslyn of the Joslyn Law Firm is an experienced criminal defense attorney and will make every effort to fight the charges against you.
Call the Joslyn Law Firm at (614) 444-1900 for a free consultation today about your alleged robbery offense in Franklin County and the surrounding areas of Ohio.
Ohio’s Robbery Statute
Robbery – Ohio Rev. Code § 2911.02: A person can be charged with this offense if they have done one of the acts listed below while fleeing from, committing or attempting to commit any theft offense:
- Having a deadly weapon on their person or having a deadly weapon under their control,
- Inflicting, attempting to inflict or threatening to inflict physical harm on another person, or
- Using or threatening to immediately use force against another person.
Aggravated Robbery – Ohio Rev. Code § 2911.01: An individual can be charged with this offense if while fleeing from, committing or attempting to commit a theft offense they:
- Have a deadly weapon on them or under their control, and display the weapon or indicate they have the weapon, or use the weapon,
- Inflict, attempt or threaten to inflict serious physical harm on another person, or
- Have a dangerous ordnance on them or under their control.
An individual can also be charged with aggravated robbery if they remove, attempt to remove, knowingly deprive, or attempt to deprive a deadly weapon from a law enforcement officer if:
- The officer is acting within the course and scope of their duties, and
- The offender knows or has reasonable cause to know the law enforcement officer is an officer.
Penalties for Robbery in Ohio
Robbery is punishable as felony of the second degree if the alleged offender uses or threatens the immediate use of force on another person. This degree of offense can result in a prison sentence ranging from two to eight years and/or fines not more than $10,000.
Robbery is punishable as a felony of the third degree for all other types of robbery except aggravated robbery. This degree of offense can incur a prison sentence from one to five years and/or fines not more than $10,000.
Aggravated robbery is punishable as a felony of the first degree, which can result in a prison sentence from three to 10 years and/or fines up to $20,000.
Joslyn Law Firm | Columbus Robbery Defense Lawyer
If you have been charged with a robbery offense in Columbus, Ohio, contact Brian Joslyn of the Joslyn Law Firm to discuss the facts of your particular situation. Brian Joslyn is a property crimes lawyer in Columbus who will make every effort to help you avoid the most serious penalties and punishments to the allegations against you.
Call the Joslyn Law Firm at (614) 444-1900 for a free consultation about your alleged robbery offense in Franklin County and the surrounding counties, including Pickaway County, Madison County, Delaware County, Licking County and Fairfield County in Ohio.