How is Robbery defined?

Robbery is the felonious taking of personal property in the possession of another, from his person or immediate presence, and against his will, accomplished by means of force or fear.

How is fear defined for purposes of this charge?

The fear which constitutes robbery may be either:

  1. The fear of an unlawful injury to the person or property of the person robbed, or of any relative of his, or member of his family; or
  2. The fear of an immediate and unlawful injury to the person or property of any one in the company of the person robbed at the time of the robbery.

What is the punishment for robbery?

Robbery is punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for a term not less than five (5) years, and the imprisonment may be extended to life. Your sentence may have additional years added if a firearm or other deadly weapon was used during the commission of the crime. Please see the section on firearm offenses for more information on this aggravating factor.