What is armed robbery?

Armed robbery is a form of theft that involves stealing property while carrying (or the pretense of carrying) a weapon. Armed robbery is an aggravated charge or violent offense. If convicted, you could face five years to life in prison depending on state laws, your criminal record, and the severity of the crime. Scroll down to learn more about how armed robbery is defined in your state and read about the most common armed robbery defenses.

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