Robbery and Carjacking

Have you been arrested for a robbery offense?

There are three levels of robbery-type cases: With a dangerous weapon or without, and Carjacking. They all carry a substantial prison term, but the penalties for Armed Robbery and Carjacking are much more severe. A conviction for one of these offenses can incarcerate you and burden your life for many years. Call or email today, your future may depend on it!

WHAT's the first step?

If you were arrested or issued a summons for a robbery, you want to act quickly to gather evidence and prepare a defense. Call Mr. Cleckner for a free consultation over the telephone or to set up an in-person appointment, and he will answer any questions you have.

NOT SURE WHAT YOU NEED TO DO?

A conviction can cause serious problems. We'd be happy to discuss your options with you. We handle all facets of criminal and jailable traffic defense, and if we can't answer your questions, we'll do some research or find someone who can answer them.

 

The Law

 

ROBBERY

CRIMINAL LAW TITLE 3. OTHER CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON SUBTITLE 4. ROBBERY Md. CRIMINAL LAW Code Ann. § 3-402 (2014) § 3-402. Robbery (a) Prohibited. -- A person may not commit or attempt to commit robbery. (b) Penalty. -- A person who violates this section is guilty of a felony and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 15 years. HISTORY: An. Code 1957, art. 27, § 486(c), (d); 2002, ch. 26, § 2; 2005, ch. 567.

ROBBERY WITH DANGEROUS WEAPON (ARMED ROBBERY)

CRIMINAL LAW TITLE 3. OTHER CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON SUBTITLE 4. ROBBERY Md. CRIMINAL LAW Code Ann. § 3-403 (2014) § 3-403. Robbery with dangerous weapon (a) Prohibited. -- A person may not commit or attempt to commit robbery under § 3-402 of this subtitle: (1) with a dangerous weapon; or (2) by displaying a written instrument claiming that the person has possession of a dangerous weapon. (b) Penalty. -- A person who violates this section is guilty of a felony and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 20 years. HISTORY: An. Code 1957, art. 27, § 487; 2002, ch. 26, § 2; 2005, ch. 567.

Carjacking

CRIMINAL LAW TITLE 3. OTHER CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON SUBTITLE 4. ROBBERY Md. CRIMINAL LAW Code Ann. § 3-405 (2014) § 3-405. Carjacking (a) "Motor vehicle" defined. -- In this section, "motor vehicle" has the meaning stated in § 11-135 of the Transportation Article. (b) Prohibited -- Carjacking. -- (1) An individual may not take unauthorized possession or control of a motor vehicle from another individual who actually possesses the motor vehicle, by force or violence, or by putting that individual in fear through intimidation or threat of force or violence. (2) A violation of this subsection is carjacking. (c) Prohibited -- Armed carjacking. -- (1) A person may not employ or display a dangerous weapon during the commission of a carjacking. (2) A violation of this subsection is armed carjacking. (d) Penalty. -- A person who violates this section is guilty of a felony and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 30 years. (e) Sentencing. -- A sentence imposed under this section may be separate from and consecutive to a sentence for any other crime that arises from the conduct underlying the carjacking or armed carjacking. (f) Prohibited defense. -- It is not a defense under this section that the defendant did not intend to permanently deprive the owner or possessor of the motor vehicle. HISTORY: An. Code 1957, art. 27, § 348A; 2002, ch. 26, § 2; 2004, ch. 104.

 

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