If you are charged with armed robbery, you may also be facing charges of the lesser offense of robbery by intimidation. This occurs when you use threats, fear or intimidation in the process of taking another person’s property. For example, telling the victim that you will use a weapon in your possession against him if he does not give you what you want.
Robbery by Intimidation at Trial
It is important to understand that the only time a robbery by intimidation charge can be used against you at trial is if there is substantiating evidence that you did use threats or intimidation at the time of the robbery. If the prosecution can only show that a weapon was used, the jury will not be required to consider the charge of robbery by intimidation.
If convicted of robbery by intimidation, you could face one to 20 years in prison and a permanent felony conviction on your record.