Bank Robbery

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Bank Robbery is the unlawful taking of money from a bank. It is a federal crime to knowingly receive, possess, conceal, store, barter, sell or dispose of any property, money, or anything of value which has been taken or stolen from a bank, credit union, or savings and loan association. anyone who assaults any person, or puts in jeopardy the life of any person by the use of a dangerous weapon or device while committing this offense is punishable, including toy weapons and hoax bombs.

A bank includes any member bank of the Federal Reserve System, and any other banking association, trust company, savings bank operating under the laws of the United States, including a branch or agency of a foreign bank, and any institution in which the deposits are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or "FDIC".

Federal bank robbery charges are one of the most harshly punishable offenses under federal law. It is vital you retain an experienced federal criminal defense attorney, if you or a loved one are charged with bank robbery charges in federal court in Oklahoma.

Federal Statute

The statute for Bank Robbery is 18 U.S.C. § 2113, which prohibits the taking or attempted taking by force, intimidation, or extortion, of any property, money or any other thing of value belonging to, or in the care, custody, control, management or possession of any bank, credit union, or savings and loan association. Furthermore, anyone who enters or attempts to enter any building used in whole or in part as a bank, credit union, or savings and loan association with the intent to commit any felony affecting such financial institution or any larceny is subject to a fine, twenty years imprisonment or both. There are penalties for anyone who kills another person or forcibly abducts another during the commission of a bank robbery, or while avoiding or attempting to avoid apprehension for the commission of, or attempting to free himself from arrest or confinement for bank robbery.

Elements of the Crime

In order to be convicted of Bank Robbery, the prosecution must prove each of the following elements beyond a reasonable doubt. The criminal defense attorneys at Cannon & Associates are FIERCE ADVOCATES for every client and will hold the government to their burden in your case. In order to be convicted of this crime; the government must prove:

If defendant was unarmed:

1) The defendant took money that was in the care, custody or possession of the bank from the employee or from the bank while the employee was or another person was, or others were, present;

2) That the defendant used force and violence, or intimidation; and

3) The deposits of the bank were then insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, or Federal Savings & Loan Insurance Corporation, or National Credit Union Administration Board.

If the defendant was armed:

1) The defendant took money that was in the care, custody or possession of the bank from the employee or from the bank while the employee was or another person was, or others were, present;

2) That the defendant used force and violence, or intimidation;

3) that the defendant intentionally assaulted the person or put the life of a person in jeopardy by use of a dangerous weapon or device while taking the money; and

4) The deposits of the bank were then insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, or Federal Savings & Loan Insurance Corporation, or National Credit Union Administration Board.

What the Skilled Lawyers at Cannon & Associates Can Do For You

Being charged with Bank Robbery is a serious matter. The Oklahoma criminal defense attorneys at Cannon & Associates are Fierce Advocates for Families and Freedom and will fight for you! At Cannon & Associates, we have extensive criminal defense experience, and will be with you every step of the way. We will take care to explain the issues and options to get you to your desired result and support you in this difficult time.

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