A crime at common law. The unlawful taking of property from the person of another through the use of threat or force.
Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
The crime of directly taking property (including money) from a person (victim) through force, threat, or intimidation. Robbery is a felony, punishable by a term in state or federal prison. Armed robbery involves the use of gun or other weapon, such as a knife or club, and under most state laws carries a stiffer penalty than robbery by merely taking. Compare: burglary
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:23 pm