Saint Lucie Robbery Defense Attorney
St. Lucie deputies have reported that a 22-year-old man from Fort Pierce was arrested at his residence recently on an outstanding warrant for strong-arm robbery at a St. Lucie County restaurant. The incident allegedly occurred at about 9:45 p.m. on March 26, 2019. Employees reported that a man entered the restaurant with a shirt that was wrapped around his right hand. He then allegedly raised his right hand at a female employee and demanded cash. Believing that a weapon was concealed inside of the shirt, another female employee opened the restaurant’s cash drawer and handed the man about $30. They said man then ran off.
The two women recognized the man as a former customer though. After checking a customer database, he was identified, and his name, address and phone number were made available. Only two days later, the man placed a phone order at the restaurant. Police were waiting for him when he arrived to pick it up. He was then identified by one of the employees.
As per Fort Pierce criminal lawyer Jonathan Jay Kirschner, Florida Statute 812.13(1), robbery involves “the taking of money or other property which may be the subject of larceny from the person or custody of another, with the intent to permanently or temporarily deprive the person or the owner of the money or other property, when in the course of the taking there is the use of force, violence, assault, or putting in fear.” That crime is commonly known as strong arm robbery. It’s classified as a second degree felony, and it’s punishable by 15 years in prison, 15 years of probation and a fine not to exceed $10,000.
Obtaining a Saint Lucie Robbery Defense Attorney
Certain defenses are available to the crime of strong arm robbery. Fort Pierce criminal lawyer Jonathan Jay Kirschner has been board certified by the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education as a criminal trial lawyer since 1984. He is well-known and highly thought of by both prosecutors and judges. If you or somebody close to you has been arrested in or around Fort Pierce on any type of a criminal charge, don’t give the police a statement or confession of any kind. Your words will only be used against you to try and convict you in the future. Invoke your right to remain silent along with your right to an attorney, and contact Jonathan Jay Kirschner at your earliest possible opportunity.