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In Pennsylvania, if you are found to be threatening or using force to take another person’s property or you seriously injured a person in the process, you can be charged with robbery. This makes robbery a more serious crime than theft, and if you are questioned by the police or arrested, it is critical that you immediately hire an experienced and aggressive violent crimes attorney.

Robbery, Defined

A person commits robbery if, in the course of committing a theft or trying to flee after a theft attempt, they:

  • Inflict serious bodily injury on another
  • Threaten another with or intentionally put them in fear of immediate serious bodily injury
  • Commit or threaten to commit a first or second degree felony such as murder
  • Inflict bodily injury on another, or threaten another with or intentionally put them in fear of, immediate bodily injury
  • Physically take or remove another’s property by force however slight


When someone is seriously injured as a result of the robbery, it is a felony of the first degree punishable by up to 20 years in prison.

If someone is injured but the injury is not serious, robbery is graded as a felony of the second degree punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

If force or the threat of force is used but there is no injury, it is a felony of the third degree punishable by up to seven years in prison.

Speak to a Pittsburgh Robbery Lawyer to Defend Your Rights

Depending on the circumstances of your case, there are several ways a Pittsburgh criminal lawyer can defend you – and your rights. If you have been charged with robbery in Pittsburgh, there is no better time than now to speak to a Pittsburgh robbery lawyer. Or team has years of experience defending the rights of individuals. Contact us today or call us at (412) 423-5999 to schedule your free consultation.

Questions? Contact us.

If you or someone you know has been charged with robbery, do not delay in consulting with an experienced Pittsburgh criminal lawyer who can best defend your rights and freedom. These serious felony charges are pursued aggressively by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

(412) 281-2146 or advice@pittsburghcriminalattorney.com