California Penal Code 211

Are you facing charges for Robbery in the state of California? Those found to be in violation of California Penal Code Section 211 will have a felony on their criminal record. Once convicted of a felony, it can become very difficult to get a job or take advantage of assistance opportunities. Those serious about pursuing a not guilty verdict may be best served by contacting a California criminal defense lawyer.


At MacGregor & Collins, LLP, our Orange County robbery attorneys have over 30 years of experience representing those faced with robbery charges. When your future is on the line, obtaining skilled legal counsel should be a top priority. Call today to receive a free case evaluation and find out what your options are.


PC 211 Defined


According to California Penal Code 211, anyone who deliberately steals with force is guilty of robbery.


In order to prosecute for Orange County CPC 211, the state has the burden to prove you were guilty of:


  • Taking something that does not belong to you
  • committing robbery in the presence of someone else
  • doing so without consent from the third party
  • using force or threat
  • depriving the owner of their personal property


There are two types of robberies both governed by the same California penal code: first and second degree. First degree robbery when you commit a robbery (as defined above) in a property where someone resides; in a vehicle with passengers and drivers, or at a bank or financial institution.


Possible Penalties for CPC 211 Violations


The penalties or punishment for robbery depends on the categorization of the robbery. Both first degree and second degree robbery are files as felonies.


First degree robbery is filed as a felony and those found guilty can face:


  • 3, 4/6 Years in the California State Prison


Second degree robbery is also filed as a felony and those found guilty can face:


  • 2, 3/5 Years in the California State Prison


If you are facing robbery charges for Penal Code 211, MacGregor & Collins, LLP can help. Although your situation may feel hopeless, there are several options that you can take advantage of. Call us today to find out about potential defense strategies, penalties, and fees for those facing robbery charges in California.

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