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Columbus Robbery Attorneys

To be charged with robbery, you must do one of the following while committing or attempting to commit a theft offense or while trying to flee:

  • Carry a deadly weapon
  • Inflict, attempt to inflict or threaten to inflict physical harm on someone else
  • Use force or threaten the use of force

Aggravated robbery, in turn, can happen in two ways. First, it can involve doing one of the following while committing or attempting to commit a theft offense or while trying to flee:

  • Carrying a deadly weapon and displaying it, waving it menacingly, indicating that you have it or using it
  • Carrying dangerous artillery
  • Inflicting, or attempting to inflict, serious physical harm on someone

Second, it can involve stealing or attempting to steal a deadly weapon from a police officer or prison guard when both of the following is true:

  • The police officer or prison guard was acting within his or her scope of duty
  • You knew, or should have known, that they were a police officer or prison guard

Nearly every day in central Ohio people are charged with robbery.  Robbery penalties can range from a second degree felony, punishable by up to 8 years in prison to a first degree felony punishable by up to 11 years in prison.

If you are convicted of robbery, additional potential issues include:

  • Maintaining your current employment
  • Licensure issues in some professions
  • Difficulty getting a good job in the future
  • Difficulty and possible denial in immigration and naturalization proceedings

Simply put, if you are convicted of robbery, it will be on your criminal background for the rest of your life. No matter what the circumstances were in your case, you run the risk of being considered serious and potentially violent criminal offender. Therefore, it is critical that you to give your robbery charge the level of importance it deserves.

The experienced Columbus robbery attorneys take a two pronged approach to all robbery cases. First and foremost, you will need a bond. Generally, you will be arrested when charged with robbery. If not, the charge(s) will be filed as a warrant and you will have to turn yourself in. We will represent you at your initial bond hearing and look to secure a favorable bond and your release from jail.

Thereafter we will figure out what mistakes the police or detectives made in their investigation, whether the prosecuting witness is fabricating the charges and what other legal issues can be raised on your behalf.

We do this by requesting discovery from the prosecutor and interviewing witnesses. The discovery will generally consist of police reports, additional investigative notes, pictures and recorded interviews. As our client, you will receive a copy of everything received from the prosecutor for your review.

Based on the legal weaknesses in the State of Ohio’s case and any other mitigating factors, we will negotiate the best possible plea available with the prosecutor for you to consider in resolving your case.

If your case cannot be resolved satisfactorily with a plea, it would then proceed to a motion hearing (a hearing where the judge issues a ruling on an evidentiary issue) or a trial to the judge or jury, depending on the circumstances.

How the Columbus Robbery Attorneys from Luftman, Heck and Associates Can Protect You

For nearly ten years, the experienced Columbus robbery attorneys have successfully represented clients on criminal offenses ranging from minor misdemeanors to first degree felonies. That extensive previous experience will enable us to better help you.

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If you’ve been charged with robbery or aggravated robbery, it’s important to know what you’re up against. If you have any questions left unanswered by this page, or if you need a competent, experienced robbery attorney to fight for you in court, please contact us at or via email at

This is a felony of the second degree and carries the following penalties:
  • A prison term of two to eight years
  • A fine of $7,500 to $15,000
This is a felony of the third degree and carries the following penalties:
  • A prison term of nine months to three years
  • A fine of $5,000 to $10,000
This is a felony of the first degree and carries the following penalties:
  • A prison term of three to 11 years
  • A fine of $10,000 to $20,000
Have a question we didn’t answer concerning robbery? Feel free to email us or call us and we’ll help you out.

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Luftman, Heck & Associates LLP
580 E Rich St Fl 2
Columbus, OH 43215-5335


FAX: (614) 413-2886