Robbery Defense Lawyer in New Orleans, Louisiana

We are highly experienced criminal defense attorneys who represent clients charged with robbery in Louisiana.  Robbery charges require a detailed understanding and approach to criminal defense. Our criminal lawyers can help you or your family member if they are faced with lengthy prison sentences for robbery.

Robbery-related charges in Louisiana

  • Armed Robbery
  • First Degree Robbery
  • Carjacking
  • Second Degree Robbery
  • Simple Robbery
  • Purse Snatching
  • Extortion

Armed Robbery – La RS 14:64

What is Armed Robbery in Louisiana?

Armed robbery is the taking of anything of value belonging to another from the person of another or that is in the immediate control of another, by use of force or intimidation, while armed with a dangerous weapon.

Penalties for Armed Robbery in Louisiana

Whoever commits the crime of armed robbery shall be imprisoned at hard labor for not less than ten years and for not more than ninety-nine years, without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.

First degree Robbery – La RS 14:64.1

What is First Degree Robbery in Louisiana?

First degree robbery is the taking of anything of value belonging to another from the person of another, or that is in the immediate control of another, by use of force or intimidation, when the offender leads the victim to reasonably believe he is armed with a dangerous weapon.

Penalty for First Degree Robbery in Louisiana

Whoever commits the crime of first-degree robbery shall be imprisoned at hard labor for not less than three years and for not more than forty years, without benefit of parole, probation or suspension of imposition or execution of sentence.

Carjacking in Louisiana – La RS 14:64.2

What is Carjacking?

Carjacking is the intentional taking of a motor vehicle, as defined in R.S. 32:1(40), belonging to another person, in the presence of that person, or in the presence of a passenger, or any other person in lawful possession of the motor vehicle, by the use of force or intimidation.

Penalties for Carjacking in Louisiana

Whoever commits the crime of carjacking shall be imprisoned at hard labor for not less than two years and for not more than twenty years, without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.

Second degree robbery in Louisiana – La RS 14:64.4

What is second degree robbery?

Second degree robbery is the taking of anything of value belonging to another from the person of another or that is in the immediate control of another when the offender intentionally inflicts serious bodily injury.

For purposes of this Section, “serious bodily injury” means bodily injury which involves unconsciousness, extreme physical pain or protracted and obvious disfigurement, or protracted loss or impairment of the function of a bodily member, organ, or mental faculty, or a substantial risk of death.

What are the penalties for second degree robbery in Louisiana?

Whoever commits the crime of second degree robbery shall be imprisoned at hard labor for not less than three years and for not more than forty years.

Simple Robbery in Louisiana – La RS 14:65

What is simple robbery?

Simple robbery is the taking of anything of value belonging to another from the person of another or that is in the immediate control of another, by use of force or intimidation, but not armed with a dangerous weapon.

What are the penalties for simple robbery in Louisiana?

Whoever commits the crime of simple robbery shall be fined not more than three thousand dollars, imprisoned with or without hard labor for not more than seven years, or both.

Purse Snatching in Louisiana – La RS 14:65.1

What is purse snatching?

Purse snatching is the theft of anything of value contained within a purse or wallet at the time of the theft, from the person of another or which is in the immediate control of another, by use of force, intimidation, or by snatching, but not armed with a dangerous weapon.

What are the penalties for purse snatching in Louisiana?

Whoever commits the crime of purse snatching shall be imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not less than two years and for not more than twenty years.

Extortion in Louisiana – La RS 14:66

What is Extortion?

Extortion is the communication of threats to another with the intention thereby to obtain anything of value or any acquittance, advantage, or immunity of any description. Any one of the following kinds of threats shall be sufficient to constitute extortion:

            (1) A threat to do any unlawful injury to the person or property of the individual threatened or of any member of his family or of any other person held dear to him.

            (2) A threat to accuse the individual threatened or any member of his family or any other person held dear to him of any crime. An offer to participate in a theft prevention program pursuant to Code of Criminal Procedure Article 215 shall not constitute a violation of the provisions of this Paragraph.

            (3) A threat to expose or impute any deformity or disgrace to the individual threatened or to any member of his family or to any other person held dear to him.

            (4) A threat to expose any secret affecting the individual threatened or any member of his family or any other person held dear to him.

            (5) A threat to cause harm as retribution for participation in any legislative hearing or proceeding, administrative proceeding, or in any other legal action.

            (6) A threat to do any other harm.

What are the penalties for extortion in Louisiana?

Whoever commits the crime of extortion shall be imprisoned at hard labor for not less than one nor more than fifteen years.

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Contact a New Orleans Robbery Defense Lawyer

Barkemeyer Law Firm has success helping clients charged with Robbery in Louisiana. Contact our criminal lawyers to discuss your case.

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