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Robbery

Washington, DC Robbery

Robbery is a serious DC felony charge. If you have been arrested on suspicion of robbery or armed robbery, you should contact a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. You should not answer any questions that the police may ask. You have a right to remain silent, but it is up to you to exercise that right.

Below is some information about robbery charges in the District of Columbia.

Robbery - The DC Code defines Robbery as taking property from another with the use of force, threat of force or violence, sudden to stealthy seizure, snatching, or putting the victim in fear. The sentence for a robbery conviction is 2 to 15 years.

Armed Robbery – This charge is similar to the standard DC robbery charge except it involves the use of a gun or other dangerous weapon.  A conviction for armed robbery could result in a 30-year sentence to prison.