What constitutes robbery?


Robbery is a type of theft crime in Ohio, but the offense involves violence or a threat of violence unlike other theft offenses. 

Burglary is another theft crime, but it can occur without the presence of another person at all so violence is not an aspect.

In order to be charged with robbery, there must be an interaction with another person or several people and violence or a fear of violence is involved.

  • Robbery in Ohio involves:
  • Controlling a deadly weapon/ Having a deadly weapon in your possession
  • Inflicting harm on another person or threatening to cause harm to another person, or
  • Using force against another person or threatening to use force against another person

The consequences for committing any theft crime are harsh, but robbery more so than most. Due to the violence and possible harm involved in the offense, robbery penalties are more severe. Facing robbery charges in Dayton, OH? Gounaris Abboud, LPA has many years of experience helping clients in their criminal cases, team up with one of our Dayton robbery defense attorneys for representation.

Ohio Robbery Penalties

The specific charges will depend on the acts involved in the offense. If you had control of a weapon or inflicted harm/ threatened to inflict harm, you can be facing second degree felony charges. These charges are punishable by between two and eight years in prison. If your offense involved force or a threat of force, you may be facing a third degree felony charge. These charges are punishable by between one and five years in prison.

Aggravated Robbery in Ohio

  • Your robbery charges can be aggravated if one of the following elements is involved in your offense:
  • Controlling a deadly weapon AND you either use it, display it or make it known that you have it
  • Are in possession of explosives during the offense
  • Cause or attempt to cause serious physical harm on another person

Aggravated robbery could be charged as a first degree felony punishable by between three and 10 years in prison as well as fines of up to $20,000. If you are facing any type of robbery charges in Ohio, you need to seek the best defense lawyer in Dayton. The penalties at stake are serious, you need to build a solid defense in order to beat conviction.

Gounaris Abboud, LPA Can Help

Need a lawyer for a robbery case in Dayton? Robbery is a serious crime, fight aggressively against your charges with our help. Our firm offers a free case evaluation- we are happy to answer your questions and discuss the details of your case at no cost.

Contact us today at (937) 660-8429 for the legal counsel that you need in your robbery case.