Robbery / Aggravated Robbery
In certain cases of alleged theft, an alleged offender may be able to claim innocent confusion about property ownership or some other kind of honest mistake. Robbery, however, is a much more serious criminal theft charge because it involves physical force or the threat of force.
In addition to being more difficult to defend, robbery is also a felony offense. A conviction can therefore have a devastating impact on an alleged offender’s life, not just because of the lengthy prison sentence and enormous fines that are possible but also because the criminal record afterward can make it all but impossible for a person to obtain employment, housing, or professional licensure.
Robbery Lawyer in Dayton, OH
Whether you believe you are currently being investigated for or have already been charged with any kind of robbery offense in Ohio, you should not delay in seeking legal representation. The Joslyn Law Firm represents clients in Dayton and other areas of Montgomery County, including Huber Heights, Kettering, and others.
Dayton robbery attorney Brian Joslyn also handles cases in surrounding communities like Fairborn and Beavercreek in Greene County, Piqua and Troy in Miami County, and Springfield in Clark County.
Call (937) 356-3969 right now to take advantage of a completely free initial consultation that will let our lawyers review your case and discuss all of your legal options.
Overview of Aggravated Robbery in Montgomery County
- What is the difference between robbery and aggravated robbery?
- How long of a prison sentence is an alleged offender looking at if convicted?
- Where can I learn more about local robbery statistics?
Robbery is classified as third-degree felony under Ohio Revised Code § 2911.02 when alleged offenders, in attempting or committing a theft offense or in fleeing immediately after the attempt or offense, use or threaten the immediate use of force against another.
If alleged offenders have deadly weapons on or about their person or under their control, or inflict, attempt to inflict, or threaten to inflict physical harm on another person, the crime is a second-degree felony.
Alleged offenders can be charged with aggravated robbery if, in attempting or committing a theft offense or in fleeing immediately after the attempt or offense, they do any of the following:
- Have a deadly weapon on or about their person or under their control and either display the weapon, brandish it, indicate that the offender possesses it, or use it;
- Have a dangerous ordnance on or about their person or under their control; or
- Inflict, or attempt to inflict, serious physical harm on another.
People can also be charged with aggravated robbery if they, without privilege to do so, knowingly remove or attempt to remove a deadly weapon from a law enforcement officer, or knowingly deprive or attempt to deprive a law enforcement officer of a deadly weapon, when the officer is acting within the course and scope of his or her duties and the alleged offender knows or has reasonable cause to know that the officer is a law enforcement officer. Aggravated robbery is classified as a first-degree felony.
A conviction for any kind of robbery offense carries very severe immediate and long-term consequences because the crime is classified as a felony. Depending on the specific classification of the offense, a conviction could result in any of the following sentences:
- Third-Degree Felony — Up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000;
- Second-Degree Felony — Up to eight years in prison and a fine of up to $15,000; or
- First-Degree Felony — Up to 11 years in prison and a fine of up to $20,000.
In addition to imprisonment and fines, a felony conviction will also result in the loss of several rights that people take for granted. In Ohio, convicted felons lose their rights to vote, own or possess firearms, hold public office, or serve on a jury.
Ohio Crime Statistics | Office of Criminal Justice Services — You can review Ohio crime statistics statewide and by county on this website. Robbery is listed as a violent crime in these figures, and occurs more often than aggravated assault, rape, and murder. You can also read data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Ohio Incident-Based Reporting System (OIBRS) Crime Research Reports, and other crime reports.
Public Eyes — Pictures of alleged offenders as well as the dates and addresses of the alleged robberies are published on this website of the Central Ohio Bank and Financial Institutions Bank Robbery and Fraud Reward Program. Public Eyes members include such national banks as Chase, Fifth Third Bank, and PNC. You can also find links to other local criminal justice resources.
Find an Aggravated Robbery Lawyer in Dayton, Ohio
Have you been arrested for allegedly committing robbery in Ohio? The Joslyn Law Firm work tirelessly to get charges for these theft crimes reduced or dismissed for clients in Dayton and surrounding areas of Montgomery County, Clark County, Miami County, and Greene County.