In Georgia law, armed robbery is a serious offense of committing theft using a deadly weapon or any offensive article. If a person commits theft and intentionally inflicts bodily injury to someone, they will face severe charges in the court system.
Robbery is considered a relatively less serious offense in Georgia, which is about taking another person’s property by unlawful means. However, armed robbery by intimidation is considered a violent felony which entails serious sentencing and punishment provisions.
To help you with the armed robbery in Georgia, contact skilled armed robbery defense lawyers at Chehimi Law.
The State of Georgia is known as ‘tough on crime’ and has strict punishment for robbery and armed robbery cases. According to Georgia Law of Armed Robbery O.C.G.A. 16-8-41, a person commits the offense of armed robbery when, with intent to commit theft, they take the property of another from the person or the immediate presence of another by use of an offensive weapon, or any replica, article, or device having the appearance of such weapon. The robbery by intimidation shall be a lesser included offense in the offense of armed robbery.
Robbery or armed robbery in Georgia is considered and would be punished as a felony offense. The elements of robbery could be anything, for example, stealing someone’s wallet in their presence with their knowledge, robbing a house using intimidating or deadly weapons, or robbing a pharmacy by locking the attendant in the back room.
What’s the sentence for armed robbery in Georgia?
The person convicted of armed robbery shall be punished by death or lifetime imprisonment for not less than ten or more than 20 years. If a defendant commits armed robbery and takes a controlled substance from a pharmacy or a wholesale druggist while causing bodily injury to anyone, the person will be charged with accusation. If the court finds it true, the defendant shall be punished for not less than 15 years in prison.
If you have been charged with an armed robbery, vehicle hijacking, or armed robbery of a pharmacy, it is best to consult an experienced armed robbery defense lawyer. Georgia has strict penalties and punishments for serious violent felony offenses, and it would be challenging to handle things independently. Consulting with a lawyer could help you develop a defense strategy to protect your reputation and rights in court. Your lawyer will collect case evidence for you, meet and record witnesses’ statements, and ensure enough evidence and witnesses give their statements in court.
At Chehimi Law, we maintain a trustful attorney-client relationship and help you protect your rights in court. Contact us today for a consultation.