Robbery in Alabama is among the most serious of offenses. If you have been charged, you need to contact an experienced criminal attorney to provide you with an adequate defense. Contact an attorney at The Nelson Law Firm at (205) 410-3056 for a free initial consultation. In this type of case, your legal options may be limited due to the severity of the crime. For instance, Youthful Offender status is rarely granted in a 1st Degree case, however, may be granted in a 3rd Degree case. This is just once example of the many issues that come up in these types of cases.
(a) A person commits the crime of robbery in the third degree if in the course of committing a theft he:
(1) Uses force against the person of the owner or any person present with intent to overcome his physical resistance or physical power of resistance; or
(2) Threatens the imminent use of force against the person of the owner or any person present with intent to compel acquiescence to the taking of or escaping with the property.
(b) Robbery in the third degree is a Class C felony
(a) A person commits the crime of robbery in the second degree if he violates Section 13A-8-43 and he is aided by another person actually present.
(b) second degree is a Class B felony.
(a) A person commits the crime of robbery in the first degree if he violates Section 13A-8-43 and he:
(1) Is armed with a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument; or
(2) Causes serious physical injury to another.
(b) Possession then and there of an article used or fashioned in a manner to lead any person who is present reasonably to believe it to be a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument, or any verbal or other representation by the defendant that he is then and there so armed, is prima facie evidence under subsection (a) of this section that he was so armed.