On Tuesday night a pizza delivery woman was allegedly robbed at gunpoint. According to reports, the woman completed a pizza delivery around 8 PM when, on her way to her vehicle, an armed man approached from behind and demanded all her money. The woman proceeded to throw approximately $180 on the ground. As the suspect retrieved the money from the ground, the woman ran back to the apartment and called the police. The identity of the alleged suspect is unknown because he was wearing a ski mask during the alleged incident.
If these facts prove to be true, the Jacksonville suspect could be facing charges of Armed Robbery. In an earlier Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog, I described the nuisances of Robbery and the penalties that could result from being convicted. In this case, the charges of Armed Robbery would constitute a first-degree felony, because a deadly weapon was used during the course of the robbery. The penalty for a conviction of a Jacksonville Armed Robbery could result in 30 years or life imprisonment and/or up to a $10,000 fine.
Armed Robbery is a serious criminal offense and should not be taken lightly. Also, taking on the Criminal Justice system alone is not always advantageous to a Jacksonville Criminal Defendant. That is why the advice and counsel of a Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer could prove to be invaluable. With that being said, if you or a loved one are facing a Jacksonville Armed Robbery charge or any type of Jacksonville Criminal Charges, contact a Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer to discuss your case and to make sure your rights are being protected.