Virginia Law on Robbery: Va. Code § 18.2-58

What is Robbery in Virginia?

Virginia has many theft related crimes, such as petit larceny, grand larceny, embezzlement. Another type of theft related crime is robbery, carjacking, and burglary. Robbery involves the theft of property in combination with some sort of threat or force.

If any person commit robbery by partial strangulation, or suffocation, or by striking or beating, or by other violence to the person, or by assault or otherwise putting a person in fear of serious bodily harm, or by the threat or presenting of firearms, or other deadly weapon or instrumentality whatsoever, he shall be guilty of a felony and shall be punished by confinement in a state correctional facility for life or any term not less than five years.

Va. Code § 18.2-58

How is it punished?

Robbery is a felony punishable with jail time of up to life and not less than 5 years. Meaning you are looking at a minimum of 5 years and a maximum of life in jail. 

What is attempted Robbery in Virginia? 

Attempted Robbery is also punished heavily in Virginia. It is just as illegal and carries serious penalties even though the crime was never completed. Attempted Robbery is also a felony with a minimum jail time of 2 years and up to 10 years. It can also carry a fine of up to $100,000.00. 

Locations we serve:

It is important for someone charged with Robbery in Virginia to hire a criminal defense attorney who is close to the jurisdiction they are charged in. We are located right next to the Alexandria Courthouse and minutes away from Arlington, Fairfax, and Eastern District of Virginia (EDVA) courts. Our firm handles these cases in many locations throughout Northern Virginia such as: 

Alexandria General District Court

Arlington General District Court

Fairfax County General District Court

Prince William County General District Court

Loudoun County General District Court

Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria Court

Should you get an attorney?

Yes, robbery and attempted robbery are serious charges with even more serious consequences. You need an attorney who can evaluate your individual case, facts of your case, any defenses you might have, and knows the local procedures for your jurisdiction. Contact our office today for a free case consultation.