Probation is not an option for first-degree kidnapping if the defendant used a deadly weapon.
Robbery is a crime that involves stealing property from another individual through the use of violence, force, or fear of injury. Robbery and attempted robbery are category B felonies punishable by two to 15 years in prison. The use of a deadly weapon (armed robbery) can double the sentence.
Possible defense strategies in robbery cases include:
- The defendant was misidentified
- The defendant didn’t use force or threats
- The defendant didn’t take or try to take anything