Armed robbery is a first degree felony in the state of Florida and it carries a statutory maximum of 30 years in prison. Of course, the sentence depends on a few different things. Now comes a story where an armed robbery charge leads to something larger for the police.
Over in Orange County, the police arrested a man in connection to a May 19 killing of a 20-year-old man. Homicide detectives with the Orlando Police Department are confident that their suspect is the killer. The real surprise is that he was found in a place where the authorities hope he remains. He is currently being held in the Orange County Jail without bond since June 6 for unrelated armed robberies. Putting his potential homicide case aside, his run-ins with the law involving armed robberies are trouble enough.
If you are caught and convicted of armed robbery, your sentence will come down to a few key factors. They include the number of prior convictions and if anyone was injured during the "hold up". Being on drugs during the robbery would hurt their chances of a lenient sentence. The minimum a person convicted for armed robbery can be sentenced to is 34 months in prison, or just under three years. If they used a semi-automatic firearm during the robbery, that could jump the sentence up to four years in jail.
While convicts, when they are on their best behavior, are usually released from prison well before their sentence is served, it can still be a long hard road.
If you or anyone you know finds themself in this dire predicament, they need to contact a defense attorney who knows how the system works and best knows the judge who is trying the case.