Robbery in the Second Degree is forcibly stealing property together with any one of the following:

  • You were helped or “aided” by another person present at the robbery.
  • A victim was physically injured.
  • You displayed or showed what appeared to be a firearm or gun. It does not matter if the object was actually a firearm or not, however it does have to be displayed.
  • The property you stole was a motor vehicle.

Robbery in the Second Degree is a class C violent felony. This is a violent felony by definition and it does not matter if you never hurt anyone and never meant to hurt anyone.

If convicted of Robbery in the Second Degree, a prison sentence is mandatory, between 3 ½ to 15 years. You are also subject to post-release supervision after your release from prison between 2 ½ and 5 years. Post-release supervision acts similar to probation or parole, but only occurs on release from prison on a violent felony. You also face up to a $5,000 fine and court fees, restitution, as well an order of protection.