ROBBERY IN THE FIRST DEGREE

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The crime of robbery is basically aggravated larceny from a person. It is a wrongful taking of personal property in the possession of another, from his person or immediate presence, and against his will, accomplished by means of force or fear. Common in robbery are confrontation, intimidation, and violence. First degree robbery involved serious bodily injury or the threat of immediate serious bodily injury. If serious bodily injury is missing, the crime is second degree robbery. It is one of the most serious offenses under Oklahoma criminal law.

Oklahoma Statutes

The statute for Robbery in the First Degree is OKLA. STAT. tit. 21 § 791, which states that “Robbery in the First Degree is when, in the course of committing the theft, the defendant: Inflicts serious bodily injury upon the person; Threatens a person with immediate serious bodily injury; Intentionally puts a person in fear of immediate serious bodily injury; or Commits or threatens to commit a felony upon the person. When accomplished in any other manner, it is robbery in the second degree.”

Elements of the Crime

In order to be convicted of Robbery in the First Degree in Oklahoma, 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:

1)  Wrongful;

2) Taking;

3) Carrying away;

4) Personal property;

5) of another;

6) from the person or immediate presence of another;

7) when, in the course of the robbery;

8) the defendant inflicted serious bodily injury upon the other person, or the defendant threatened a person with serious bodily injury, or the defendant intentionally put a person in fear of immediate serious bodily injury, or the defendant committed or threatened to commit a felony upon the other person.

Oklahoma Jury Instruction #4-141.

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

Being charged with Robbery in the First Degree in Oklahoma 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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