Robbery

Robbery crimes can have long lasting effects on your life when you consider that Kentucky law provides for penalties of five to 20 years in jail, depending on the specifics of the case. Eric L. Ray is a Lexington-based criminal defense attorney who can advise and defend you against robbery charges in Kentucky. 

KRS 515.020 Robbery in the first degree.

 (1) A person is guilty of robbery in the first degree when, in the course of committing theft, he uses or threatens the immediate use of physical force upon another person with intent to accomplish the theft and when he: (a) Causes physical injury to any person who is not a participant in the crime; or (b) Is armed with a deadly weapon; or (c) Uses or threatens the immediate use of a dangerous instrument upon any person who is not a participant in the crime. (2) Robbery in the first degree is a Class B felony.

KRS 515.030 Robbery in the second degree. 

(1) A person is guilty of robbery in the second degree when, in the course of committing theft, he uses or threatens the immediate use of physical force upon another person with intent to accomplish the theft. (2) Robbery in the second degree is a Class C felony.