If you have been charged with a felony or misdemeanor by either the state or federal government, contact expert criminal defense attorney John M. Howe. Mr. Howe has the experience, knowledge, and resources to effectively defend you against criminal charges. Securing the services of a high quality criminal defense team can save you months or even years of anguish. A leader in the criminal defense and legal communities, Mr. Howe has served as Past-President for the Palm Beach County Bar Association and the Palm Beach Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He served as director of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and currently serves on its executive committee.
WARNING TO NON-U.S. CITIZENS: Be advised, a conviction for any crimes involving theft or dishonesty could nullify your legal status and subject you to deportation. Attorney John M. Howe knows the importance of understanding how laws affect non-U.S. citizens in matters involving theft or dishonesty.
(1) “Robbery” means the taking of money or other property which may be the subject of larceny from the person or custody of another, with intent to either permanently or temporarily deprive the person or the owner of the money or other property, when in the course of the taking there is the use of force, violence, assault, or putting in fear.
(2)(a) If in the course of committing the robbery the offender carried a firearm or other deadly weapon, then the robbery is a felony of the first degree, punishable by imprisonment for a term of years not exceeding life imprisonment or as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
(b) If in the course of committing the robbery the offender carried a weapon, then the robbery is a felony of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
(c) If in the course of committing the robbery the offender carried no firearm, deadly weapon, or other weapon, then the robbery is a felony of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
(3)(a) An act shall be deemed “in the course of committing the robbery” if it occurs in an attempt to commit robbery or in flight after the attempt or commission.
(b) An act shall be deemed “in the course of the taking” if it occurs either prior to, contemporaneous with, or subsequent to the taking of the property and if it and the act of taking constitute a continuous series of acts or events.
To discuss how we will fight to protect your rights, contact the Law Office of John M. Howe online, or call him at 561-296-7772 or toll-free at 866-930-2938. During your first meeting, Mr. Howe will examine your case to determine the best way to fight the robbery charges you are facing.
We are committed to fighting your fight, protecting your rights and the rights of your family to ensure that you receive justice and nothing less.