Robbery is a violent crime, different from other theft crimes, because one person uses force to take another person’s property. So in addition to theft, robbery inherently includes an aspect of intimidation. This additional component of the crime is what makes robbery such a serious offense.
Law enforcement officials, including police officers, prosecutors and even judges, do not take robbery lightly, and are typically unsympathetic to Arizona defendants charged with this crime.
Due to its violent nature, robbery is always charged as a felony in Arizona. Moreover, the state can elevate a robbery charge to an aggravated robbery or armed robbery if certain factors are present, increasing the crime’s seriousness even more. The penalties for robbery almost always include jail or prison time, in addition to fines and restitution.
There are differences between robbery and armed robbery that will affect what class of felony the robbery charge will be.
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