Skip to main content

Is second degree robbery a violent crime?

Antioch, CA |

My granddaughter plead guilty to a second degree robbery. There was a gun involved, but she did not have the gun, her co defendant did. They sentenced her to 2 years, but they are only giving her 15% good time. Why is she only getting 15% goodtime and the other girt with the gun received 50% goodtime though she plead guilty and received 7 years. Shouldn't it be the same goodtime agreement for both.

Attorney Answers 3

  1. 2nd degree Robbery is a violent crime. Without hearing more information about what your granddaughter and her codefendant pleaded guilty to, I cannot make a determination as to why she is serving 85% and he is serving 50%. You can contact her attorney or public defender to see the reason as well.

    Seth Weinstein, Esq.

    This reply should NOT be considered a legal opinion of your case / inquiry. At this time I do not have sufficient factual/legal documentation to give a complete answer to your question and there may be more to the issues you raised then I have set out in my brief reply.

  2. Violent crimes are defined by statute and robbery of whatever degree is among them. Credits are limited to 15%; I can't explain why the co-d got a different deal.

Criminal defense topics

Top tips from attorneys

What others are asking

Can't find what you're looking for?

Post a free question on our public forum.

Ask a Question

- or -

Search for lawyers by reviews and ratings.

Find a Lawyer

Browse all legal topics