Philip N. Clark, Esq.
Robbery is a serious felony offense that carries significant jail time. If you are facing robbery charges, you need an experienced and knowledgeable attorney. Nashville attorney Philip N. Clark will ensure you get the best defense available. Give Philip a call or request a consultation today to discuss your case.
Information about robbery charges
There are three levels of robbery offenses in the state of Tennessee: Robbery, Aggravated Robbery, and Especially Aggravated Robbery.
Robbery – a person may be convicted of the crime of robbery if the state prosecutor proves beyond a reasonable doubt that the person intentionally or knowingly stole property from another by violence or putting fear in the person. Tennessee takes robbery offenses seriously as robbery is considered a Class C felony. The punishment for a Class C felony in Tennessee includes imprisonment for a term of not less than 3 years and not more than 15 years as well as a fine not to exceed $10,000.
Aggravated Robbery – The crime of Robbery is elevated to the more serious offense of Aggravated Robbery if, during the robbery: (a) the person used a deadly weapon or displayed any item that led the victim to reasonably believe it was a deadly weapon; OR (b) the victim suffered serious bodily injury. Aggravated Robbery is a Class B felony. The punishment for a Class B felony in Tennessee includes imprisonment for a term of not less than 8 years and not more than 30 years, and a fine not to exceed $25,000.
Especially Aggravated Robbery – Robbery may be further elevated to the crime of Especially Aggravated Robbery if, during the robbery: (a) the person used a deadly weapon; AND (b) the victim suffered serious bodily injury. Especially Aggravated Robbery is a Class A felony. The punishment for a Class A felony in Tennessee includes imprisonment for a term of not less than 15 years and not more than 60 years, and a fine not to exceed $50,000.
For more information on drug charges in Tennessee, look at Tenn. Code Ann. § 39-14-401 et seq.
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