Unarmed Robbery

Unarmed Robbery is the criminal offense where one, not being armed with a dangerous weapon, by force and violence, robs, steals or takes from the person of another money or other property.  Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 265, Section 19(b) punishes the crime the Unarmed Robbery with imprisonment for any term of years up to life in state prison.

To sustain a conviction in Massachusetts for the crime of Unarmed Robbery, the prosecutor has the burden of proving, beyond a reasonable doubt that:
  1. The defendant either applied actual force and violence to the body of the victim or put the victim in fear by threatening words or gestures;
  2. The defendant took the money or other property with the intent to steal it; and
  3. The defendant took the money or other property from the immediate control of the victim.
The actual force and violence, or assault and putting the victim in fear, must be the cause of the defendant obtaining possession of the property.  This is distinguished from the crime of Armed Robbery, where a dangerous weapon, such as a gun or knife, was used to obtain the property.

If you have been charged with the crime of Unarmed Robbery or any similar Theft Crime of Crime of Violence, you should immediately consult with an experienced Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer.

Boston Criminal Attorney Lefteris K. Travayiakis has extensive experience in defending persons charged with the crime of Unarmed Robbery and is available 24/7.  To schedule a Free Consultation, Contact Us Online or call 617-325-9500.