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Robbery

Robbery is theft accomplished by force or threat of force. Armed robbery is the taking of another person’s property by force or threat of force with a deadly weapon. In order to prove robbery, the prosecutor must demonstrate not only that you took property through the use of force or the threat of force, but also that you intended to deprive the owner of the value of that property permanently. Robbery of another person’s motor vehicle by force, threat of force, or intimidation is called carjacking. Armed carjacking occurs when a deadly weapon is used in order to take a person’s vehicle by force. The following table lists the maximum prison sentences for each type of robbery:

Crimes
Type of Charge
Maximum Jail Sentence
Robbery
Felony
15 years
Armed Robbery
Felony
20 years
Carjacking/Armed Carjacking
Felony
30 years