Robbery, located in Florida Statute Section 812.13, is when a person uses force, threat or assault to take the money or property of another person, without their permission, and with the intent to temporarily or permanently deprive them of that property.  Force or intimidation is a necessary element to proving that a crime of robbery occurred.  Another element that must be proven by the state attorney’s office to sustain a conviction for robbery is intent; the perpetrator intended to deprive the owner of the property temporarily or permanently.   Robbery is a second degree felony; however, if a weapon was used in the course of the robbery, it may become a felony of the first degree and is punishable by up to thirty (30) years in Florida State Prison, unless the weapon used was a firearm or other deadly weapon, then the offense is punishable for a term of years not exceeding life imprisonment.  For more information regarding criminal charge of robbery or any other criminal charge, you can contact the attorneys at Schwam-Wilcox & Associates at or 407-245-7700.   You can also visit our website at