The State of Florida defines Robbery as a theft or larceny of property or money through the offender’s use of physical force or fear against a victim. ln cases where a deadly weapon is used, or the victim suffers injury, the robbery may be charged as “armed” or “aggravated”. The crime of robbery almost always requires the presence of a victim who suffers actual injury, or is threatened with harm.
Robbery defendants have several different options for mounting a defense at trial. Defendants can attempt to convince the jury that the prosecution’s evidence doesn’t prove that they committed the crime beyond a reasonable doubt. They may also admit to performing the actions the prosecution has accused them of, but argue that certain facts remove their culpability for the crime otherwise known as an “affirmative defense”. If someone pushes the defendant into committing a robbery that they would not have committed otherwise, they could have an entrapment defense.
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