Reports out of Clayton County show that a man has been arrested in connection with a string of armed robberies and burglaries ranging from 2015 to this year.
The man has been charged with 80 felonies including:
- Violation of Probation in Georgia
- Obstruction in Georgia
- Kidnapping in Georgia
- Armed Robbery in Georgia
- Hijacking a Motor Vehicle in Georgia
- Burglary in Georgia
With each of the criminal offenses, he is facing up to 5 to 20 counts of each.
As a Georgia Criminal Defense Lawyer, I will outline the offense of armed robbery in today's post.
Armed Robbery in Georgia
Armed Robbery in Georgia is defined in the Georgia Code in O.C.G.A. § 16-8-41 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 having the appearance of such weapon. The offense of robbery by intimidation shall be a lesser included offense in the offense of armed robbery.
A person convicted of the offense of armed robbery shall be punished by death or imprisonment for life or by imprisonment for not less than ten nor more than 20 years. If the defendant commits armed robbery and in the course of the commission of the offense such person unlawfully takes a controlled substance from a pharmacy or a wholesale druggist and intentionally inflicts bodily injury upon any person, such facts shall be charged in the indictment or accusation and, if found to be true by the court or if admitted by the defendant, the defendant shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than 15 years.
The man mentioned above is facing a slew of very serious charges. All of the charges are felony offense. Georgia Felony Penalties are life-altering.
If you or a loved one has been accused of a felony offense, contact our offices today. A Georgia Criminal Defense Attorney can help you with your case now and determine the best course of action for your case today.