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Two Armed Robberies Reported at Georgia State University

Posted by Richard Lawson | Oct 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Campus police for Georgia State University have reported that two different armed robberies have occurred on campus. Both robberies were snatch robberies committed with firearms.

As a Georgia Criminal Defense Lawyer, I will outline the law behind the offense of armed robbery in the state of Georgia.

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 twenty 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.

Practice Note

An armed robbery conviction comes with a minimum of a ten year sentence. This ten year sentence cannot be waived or probated. This makes armed robbery more of a serious felony than other felony offenses in the state of Georgia.

If you or a loved one has been arrested for a serious felony such as armed robbery, contact our offices now. A Georgia Criminal Defense Attorney can help you now.

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