The Atlanta Police Department is requesting help from the public.
According to reports, the Atlanta Police believe that there is one man connected to eight different armed robberies that have been reported from October 21 to November 20 of this year. They have released a composite sketch of the man based on victims' descriptions. The man is believed to be armed and dangerous.
In each of the reported robberies, the man allegedly pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the victims. The robberies have included cars, debit and credit cards, phones, driver's licenses, and many other items.
As a Georgia Criminal Defense Lawyer, I will dive into the law behind armed robbery in today's post.
Armed Robbery in Georgia
Georgia Law defines armed robbery in Georgia as:
A person commits the offense of armed robbery when, with intent to commit theft, he or she takes property of another from the person or the immediate presence of another by use of an offensive weapon, or any replica, article, or device have the appearance of such weapon. O.C.G.A. §16-8-41.
Armed robbery is is a felony conviction in Georgia. The penalties for Armed Robbery in Georgia are very stiff. A conviction of Armed Robbery carries a potential sentence of ten to twenty years in prison with the very minimum being ten years in prison with no early release
The maximum penalty includes a life sentence or the death penalty.
If you or a loved one has been arrested for armed robbery, contact a Georgia Criminal Defense Attorney today. We can help you with your case. The penalties for an armed robbery conviction in Georgia are, as I said above, very strict. A ten year minimum is nothing to be messed with.
Our attorneys can help you in the case of a wrongful accusation or if the case calls for negotiation down to robbery in Georgia. Robbery does not carry the same penalties including dropping the ten year minimum.