Robbery

Tulsa Robbery Defense Attorney

Burglary and robbery are commonly confused, but are different charges. However, whether charged in the first or second degree, both are serious felony offenses that can bring lengthy prison terms and a range of other life-changing consequences. If you or a loved one is facing such a charge, experienced legal counsel is essential.

In Oklahoma, robbery is not the same as burglary; simply put, robbery is theft from a person, and burglary is theft from a home (or other structure). Specifically, robbery is defined in Oklahoma as follows: Robbery is a wrongful taking of personal property in the possession of another, from his person or immediate presence and against his will, accomplished by means of force or fear.

The following robbery crimes are charged in Oklahoma:

  • Robbery in the First Degree
  • Robbery in the Second Degree
  • Conjoint Robbery
  • Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon
  • Attempted Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon

To constitute robbery, the force or fear must be employed either to obtain or retain possession of the property, or to prevent or overcome resistance to the taking. If employed merely as a means of escape, it does not constitute robbery. Also, the value of the items taken is not relevant so long as the wrongful taking is effectuated through the use of force or fear.

Any person guilty of robbery in the first degree shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary not less than ten (10) years. Any person guilty of robbery in the second degree shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary not exceeding ten (10) years.

Arya Adibi is a robbery attorney who handles robbery cases in Tulsa, as well as robbery cases in Bixby, Owasso, Jenks, Broken Arrow, Muskogee, Okmulgee, Bristow, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Wagoner, Claremore, Skiatook, and surrounding areas.