Robbery in the state of Tennessee is considered a crime against person. It is a serious charge with grave consequences. Robbery is more serious than other theft crimes or property crimes because it involves the use of force or apprehension that force will be used. Very often, robbery involves the use of a weapon or a firearm to induce the fear of force or injury in the alleged victims.
If you have been charged with a robbery offense in Tennessee, the criminal defense attorneys at the law offices of Baker Associates in Knoxville, Sevierville and surrounding areas have the knowledge and skill to successfully defend your case and will work hard to reach the best possible outcome.
Tennessee Code Annotated Section 39-13-401 states: "Robbery is the intentional or knowing theft of property from the person of another by violence or putting the person in fear." Robbery is a Class C felony punishable by three to 15 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines.
The word "intentional" is significant in robbery cases. Intentional refers to a person who acts deliberately to take property from another through fear or intimidation. "Knowing" on the other hand refers to a person who acts with knowledge that he or she is taking property from another through the use of fear or intimidation.
Robbery can be elevated in two circumstances to "aggravated robbery" or "especially aggravated robbery." According to Tennessee law, aggravated robbery is:
Aggravated robbery is a Class B felony, which carries stiffer penalties than a Class C felony.
Especially aggravated robbery is:
"Especially aggravated robbery" is a Class A felony, the most serious type of felony under Tennessee law. The key difference between "aggravated robbery" and "especially aggravated robbery" is that the first requires either the use of a deadly weapon or serious bodily injury whereas especially aggravated robbery involves both the use of a deadly weapon and serious bodily injury to the alleged victim.
If you have been charged with robbery, aggravated robbery or especially aggravated robbery in the state of Tennessee, please contact the experienced and skilled criminal defense attorneys at Baker Associates for a free consultation. We will conduct a thorough and independent investigation into the case and will fully examine the prosecution's evidence. The stakes are too high to delay. Call us today to discuss your case.
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