ROBBERY (PENAL CODE §211)
Considered one of the most frightening and most serious of criminal charges, robbery is a serious and violent felony making it a strike under the Three Strikes Law.
The facts that must show a robbery has been committed need to prove that (1) the person took property that was not theirs (2) the property taken was that which a person had in their possession or immediate presence (3) the property was taken against that person’s will (4) by use of force or threat (5) when the property was taken it was intended to deprive the owner of it permanently.
THE PUNISHMENT FOR COMMITTING A ROBBERY
As stated above, the charge of 211 carries with it one of the most harshest of time consequences. A minimum of 2, 3, or 5 year maximum in prison is the punishment for a robbery. That would be in the second degree however. For a first-degree robbery, which is a robbery that is committed against a person that is at home, at the atm, or while they are in their car, carries a punishment of a minimum 3, to 6, and up to 9 years in prison.