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.
The fear which constitutes robbery may be either:
- 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
- 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.
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.