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Is robbery by force considered a violent offense even without a weapon

Columbus, GA |
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In California any felony crime that involves force is typically a violent felony. I would suggest we wait and hear from a Georgia attorney in regards to a specific answer to your question.

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Yes robbery is considered a violent offense.

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It's not one of Georgia's "Seven Deadly Sin" offenses, if that's what you mean.

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It is a crime of violence to rob someone, even without a gun. However, it is not considered a "serious violent felony" for purposes of enhanced punishment. The punishment for robbery by force is 1-20 years.