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Life-Altering Robbery Charge Dismissed Recently, my client was charged with Home Invasion Robbery (First Degree Robbery), a violation of Penal Code Section 211. The client had no meaningful criminal record.  When I met the young man in jail, he faced a life-altering violent felony offense. I quickly shifted into gear by involving the client in…

theft or robbery

Theft or Robbery?  By Bill Haney, Ventura County Criminal Defense Attorney. Many people have common misconceptions of how the crime of “Robbery” is defined.  Any person who uses force or the threat of force to take someone else’s personal property from their immediate presence is guilty the crime of robbery. The average person pictures an armed gunman taking money…