Video instructions and help with filling out and completing When Form 2220 Applicable

Instructions and Help about When Form 2220 Applicable

Music hi this is Mike Haber thank you for asking me are there any defenses to a robbery charge in the state of Florida robbery is a specific intent crime the state has to prove you took something with the requisite intent to steal it and at that time you used force or intimidation that said there are some standard pretrial defenses that can be raised in any criminal case but there are customized defenses that may be applicable to a specific charge of robbery for instance if the taking the property occurred is a mere afterthought to a use of force or violence then you may not have committed a robbery at least not the base second-degree felony level robbery perhaps it could be argued that there was a snatch-and-grab but that's going to be a much less serious offense than any other form of robbery an example of this afterthought defense might occur where two people get into a fistfight one of them gets knocked out while he's lying there on the ground the other person then formed the intent to grab his watch in this example it would not be a robbery to take an unconscious person's watch because the taking was not pre-planned and it was merely an afterthought that occurred once the fight had already concluded it's a defense to a robbery charge if the taker has a good faith belief that he's the owner of the property or is otherwise entitled to immediate possession we call this a bona fide claim of right if it exists it negates element number 4 of a robbery charge or the element that requires that the property be that of another thank you for your question I appreciate your having asked it and i invite you to ask me more please remember Michael a haber PA it's all about reasonable doubt and if you like this video please subscribe we'll be putting out more soon Music Applause Music