Penalties for Robbery

Robbery is the act of taking something from another person by the use of force, intimidation, coercion, threat or sudden snatching. Robbery is considered a property crime, however there is an element of violence inherent in this offense. As such, it is always charged as a felony in Georgia.

Elements of Robbery

Like theft, robbery involves taking. However, robbery involves other elements including:

  • Violence or intimidation
  • Taking something directly from a person or in the presence of a person

Penalties for Robbery

As a felony, robbery is punishable by a prison sentence. Depending on the specifics of the crime, if convicted you could face up to 20 years behind bars.

It is important to note that if you are convicted of robbery, you will not be eligible for parole, a deferred sentence or probation. This means that you will be required by law to serve the entirety of your sentence as it is handed down by the judge in your case.