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Serial Armed Robber Arrested in Riverdale

Posted by Richard Lawson | Dec 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Clayton County Courthouse

Riverdale, Ga. - Officers with the Clayton County Sheriff's Office have arrested a man this past weekend who they believe is responsible for holding up three different local businesses.

He was detained at a Walmart after attempting to leave with a cart full of merchandise while armed with a revolver. Officers searched his belongings and discovered several items linking him to the earlier robberies. He is facing multiple charges including armed robbery.

As a Georgia Criminal Defense Lawyer, I will outline the law behind the offense of armed robbery in today's post.

Armed Robbery in Georgia

Armed Robbery in Georgia is one of the most serious offenses in the state. By law, armed robbery is laid out in the Georgia Code in O.C.G.A. §16-8-41:

A person commits the offense of armed robbery when, with intent to commit theft, he or she takes property of another from the person or the immediate presence of another by use of an offensive weapon, or any replica, article, or device have the appearance of such weapon.

An offensive weapon includes weapons which are offensive per se, but also embraces other instrumentalities not normally considered to be offensive in and of themselves but which may be found by a jury likely to produce death or great bodily injury depending on the manner and means of their use.

Armed robbery is a serious violent felony in Georgia, and therefore, the penalties are extremely severe. If an individual is convicted of armed robbery, there is a minimum mandatory sentence of 10 years in prison.

There is also a maximum sentence of life in prison.

However, the most severe penalty in Georgia for Armed Robbery is the death penalty.

Practice Note

Again - there is a ten year minimum for an armed robbery conviction. This amount cannot be probated. Therefore, if you have been arrested for armed robbery, call our offices today.

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Richard Lawson

Richard Lawson has devoted his entire career to DUI Defense and Criminal Defense. As a former Prosecutor he knows both sides of your case. Put his experience to work for you. In DUI cases, you only have 30 days to protect your right to drive. Call now for immediate attention. We are available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

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