An act of robbery, similar to theft, occurs when an individual knowingly and intentionally obtains or exerts unauthorized control over the property of another, but does so with the use of force or threats.
In order to be charged as a robbery, during the course of the theft of property or assets, those involved in the alleged theft use force to overcome resistance, or the threat of force to compel compliance during the taking of or escaping with the property.
Robbery is a criminal offense which is aggressively prosecuted, and when a gun is involved is subject to Florida's 10, 20, life statute (775.087) which stipulates:
To be more specific regarding criminal robbery charges:
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