Armed Robbery

Armed Robbery – 211-215 and 112022

Any robbery is a felony, but adding a gun to the crime means that the punishment is greatly enhanced. In California, robbery is either first or second degree, and that determines punishment as well.

First Degree Robbery
If the victim is the driver or passenger of a bus, taxi, or other transportation for hire, or the robbery takes place in an inhabited house, boat, or trailer, or while or immediately after the victim used an ATM, this is classified as a first degree robbery. Punishment includes:

  • Probation
  • Fines up to $10,000
  • Prison time of three to six years

Second Degree Robbery
Any robbery that doesn’t meet the above criteria is a second degree robbery and is punishable by:

  • Probation
  • Fines up to $10,000
  • Prison time of two to five years

Either of the above types of robbery with the addition of a gun increases penalties to add:

  • 10 years of prison for using a firearm in a robbery
  • 20 years of prison for firing a gun during a robbery
  • 25 years of prison for causing bodily injury or death with a gun during a robbery