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Bloodhound Assists in Apprehending Robbery Suspect in Torrance: Legal Insights on California Penal Code Section 211

Posted by Dan Kann | Jun 14, 2024 | 0 Comments

In a remarkable display of canine prowess, a police bloodhound recently tracked down a robbery suspect in Torrance, California. The incident, reported by KTLA, underscores the serious nature of robbery charges and the importance of understanding the legal framework surrounding such offenses.

What We Know About this Dogged Robbery Investigation and Arrest

The suspect was apprehended after a bloodhound led police officers to his location following a reported robbery. While the specific details of the robbery are still emerging, the use of a police dog to locate and arrest the suspect highlights the instrumentality of humanity's best friend in law enforcement. 

Understanding Robbery Under California Penal Code Section 211

Robbery, as defined by California Penal Code Section 211, is the felonious taking of personal property in the possession of another, from their person or immediate presence, and against their will, accomplished by means of force or fear. This definition encompasses several critical elements:

1. Felonious Taking: The intent to permanently deprive the owner of their property.
2. Personal Property: Anything of value that can be taken.
3. Possession: The property must be taken directly from the victim or from their immediate control.
4. Against Their Will: The act must be done without the victim's consent.
5. Force or Fear: The use of physical force or intimidation to accomplish the taking.

Consequences of a Robbery Charge that Can Land You in the Dog House

Being charged with robbery in California carries severe consequences, including:

- Felony Conviction: Robbery is always charged as a felony, which can lead to long-term implications on one's record.
- Prison Sentence: Depending on the degree of the robbery (first or second), sentences can range from two to nine years in state prison.
- Strike Under Three Strikes Law: A robbery conviction counts as a strike under California's Three Strikes Law, significantly increasing penalties for any future felony convictions.
- Fines and Restitution: Substantial fines and restitution to the victim may be imposed.

Possible Defenses to a Robbery Charge

Defending against a robbery charge requires a nuanced understanding of the law and the specific circumstances of the case. Some potential defenses include:

- Lack of Intent: Demonstrating that there was no intent to permanently deprive the owner of their property.
- Mistaken Identity: Arguing that the accused was not the individual who committed the robbery.
- No Use of Force or Fear: Showing that the alleged act did not involve the requisite force or fear.
- Claim of Right: Asserting that the accused believed in good faith that they had a right to the property in question.

Why Choose the Kann California Law Group? 

The attorneys at Kann California Law Group, specialize in criminal defense and are committed to protecting the rights and futures of our clients in Torrance and throughout Southern California. Our experienced legal team understands the gravity of robbery charges and will work tirelessly to provide you with a zealous and dogged defense.

If you or someone you know is facing robbery charges, don't delay. Contact the criminal defense attorneys at the Kann California Law Group today for a free consultation. Let us help you navigate the complexities of the legal system and fight to achieve the best possible outcome for you and your case.

Charged With Robbery in California? Get Help Now!!!

The best way to contact us is through our online confidential contact form. This will ensure that one of our Robbery defense attorneys in your area, will reach out to you. You can also call us at 866-298-6217.

Secure your defense with the attorneys at the Kann California Law Group. Your future is worth fighting for.

About the Author

Dan Kann

Daniel E. Kann has devoted his entire legal career exclusively to defending individuals facing criminal prosecution in Southern California. Dan fights criminal cases throughout Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange, Kern, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.

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