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Q: "How bad is bank robber"?
A: 1) Morally: Very bad. 2) Legally, if you get caught, then very very bad.
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Very bad. I recommend against it. If you already did it, get a lawyer asap.
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If you are convicted, you could find yourself sitting in prison for a long, long time. You would carry a felony conviction on your record afterwards.
Get a good criminal defense attorney NOW,
E. Alexandra "Sasha" Golden is a Massachusetts lawyer. All answers are based on Massachusetts law. All answers are for educational purposes and no attorney-client relationship is formed by providing an answer to a question.
Bank robbery is often prosecuted as a federal offense. The penalties are serious and a person convicted of bank robbery in federal court can expect to serve many years in prison.
Robbing a bank is considered to be a very serious Felony, punishable by state prison time of anywhere from 5 years to 20 years. The sentence could vary depending on factors like: a firearm was used or shown; someone was injured or shot; a mask or disguise was used; or if it was part of an organized crime enterprise.
Often one of the robbers (if there was more than one) will turn on the other (s) in return for a lighter sentence. There is no honor among thieves really, its every man for himself.
If you know someone involved, do not do anything to assist that person or you can also be charged as an accomplice, or accessory after the fact. And be very careful about handling the money. It can be marked with dye, new money can have recorded serial numbers, and fingerprints can lead to all parties. Abandon this venture as soon as possible.
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