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Robbery is a serious crime that can result in severe criminal penalties and a felony record. If you or someone you love is facing robbery charges in Minnesota, you need to take immediate action to protect your rights. Our legal team at Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. is available to help you understand the charges and penalties you face and how we can help you fight for a positive resolution.

For a FREE case evaluation with our robbery lawyers in Minneapolis, contact our firm at (612) 444-5020.

How Robbery Is Defined Under Minnesota Law

Robbery is a theft crime that involves taking someone else's property by means of force, fear, or intimidation. It is important to note that the property does not have to be taken from a person's physical possession in order for the crime to be considered robbery.

For example, if you use force to steal a purse from a table in a crowded room, you may be charged with robbery. This is because you used force to take the purse, even though the owner was not physically holding it at the time.

Robbery is classified as a felony in Minnesota and is punishable by a range of severe criminal penalties.

Types of Robbery Charges in MN

There are several different types of robbery charges in Minnesota. The specific charge you face will depend on the circumstances of the alleged offense, including whether or not a weapon was used and the extent of the victim's injuries.

  • Simple robbery: According to MN Statute § 609.24, simple robbery involves using force or threats of force to take someone else's property. The victim does not need to be physically injured in order to be charged with simple robbery. In Minnesota, simple robbery is a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $20,000.
  • Aggravated robbery in the second degree: According to MN Statute § 609.245, second-degree aggravated robbery involves using force or threats of force to take someone else's property, while also implying, by word of act, possession of a dangerous weapon. Aggravated robbery in the second degree is punishable by up to 15 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $30,000.
  • Aggravated robbery in the first degree: According to MN Statute § 609.245, first-degree aggravated robbery (also known as armed robbery), involves using a dangerous weapon to take someone else's property or inflicting bodily harm upon another. A dangerous weapon can be any object that can be used to cause harm, including a knife, gun, or even a baseball bat. First-degree aggravated robbery is punishable by up to 20 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $35,000.

Robbery vs. Burglary

Robbery and burglary are two distinct crimes that are often confused with one another. While both offenses involve taking someone else's property without permission, they are different in a few key ways.

Robbery involves using force or threats of force to take someone else's property. The victim is typically present during the commission of the crime, and they are often physically injured or threatened with physical harm.

Burglary, on the other hand, involves entering a building or structure without permission with the intent to commit a crime. While burglary can involve taking someone else's property, the victim is not present during the commission of the crime. As such, burglary is considered a property crime, while robbery is considered a violent crime.

How to Fight Robbery Charges

Robbery charges are serious, but they are not unbeatable. There are several different defense strategies that can be used to fight against robbery charges in Minnesota.

Some of the most common defense strategies for robbery include:

  • Insufficient evidence
  • Mistaken identity
  • False allegations
  • Self-defense
  • Coercion or duress

When you turn to Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A., we can help you understand the best defense strategy for your specific situation. Our Minneapolis robbery lawyers will work diligently to build a strong defense on your behalf, and we will aggressively fight for a favorable outcome in your case.

Discuss Your Case During a Free Consultation

If you or someone you love has been arrested for robbery in Minneapolis, St. Paul, or the surrounding areas, it is crucial that you reach out to a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. 

At Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A., we understand the gravity of the situation you are facing, and we are prepared to help you fight for the best possible outcome. Let our team provide the aggressive and effective defense you deserve.

Call (612) 444-5020 or send us a message online to get started on your case with a free consultation.


  • 1. Don’t Talk to the Police!

    It’s crucial to know that while you should remain respectful with authorities, you have the right to remain silent. This a right protected by the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which makes it clear individuals are protected from being compelled to be a witness against him / herself in criminal matters.

    It’s important to note that:

    • Talking will not help you avoid an arrest. If law enforcement has probable cause to arrest you, then they will arrest you.
    • By speaking, you risk making a confession or providing information that can be used to indict you, even unknowingly.
    • Even if you feel that information being discussed is “harmless,” it is still in your best interest to invoke your Fifth Amendment right.
  • 2. Ask for a Lawyer!
    As soon as you can you should elect your right to have a defense attorney present. A Minnesota criminal defense lawyer or public defender can ensure the police do not violate your rights and help you avoid saying anything incriminating during questioning. Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so that we can be by your side whenever you need us. Call now!

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