As reported by Maria Armental in the January 26, 2012 edition of the Providence Journal, a Central Falls man has been arrested and charged with first degree robbery and possession of marijuana. The man robbed a local store and took $200.00 in cash. During the robbery, he was armed with a kitchen knife.
Pursuant to Rhode Island General Laws 11-39-1, robbery is defined as
(a) Every person who shall commit: (1) robbery by use of a dangerous weapon; (2) robbery where a victim is injured; or (3) robbery where the victim is a person who is severely impaired or an elderly person; shall be guilty of first degree robbery and shall be imprisoned for not less than ten (10) years and may be imprisoned for life, or fined not more than fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000), or both.
(b) Every person who shall commit robbery or other larceny from the person by force or threat, where there is no weapon and no injury and the victim is neither a severely impaired person or an elderly person, shall be guilty of second degree robbery and shall be imprisoned for not less than five (5) years nor more than thirty (30) years, or fined not more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000), or both.
(c) For the purposes of this section:
(1) "Person who is severely impaired" has the same definition as provided in § 11-5-11; and
(2) "Elderly person" means a person sixty (60) years of age or older.
Pursuant to R.I.G.L. 21-28-4.01(c) possession of marijuana is defined as, it shall be unlawful for any person knowingly or intentionally to possess a controlled substance, unless the substance was obtained directly from or pursuant to a valid prescription or order of a practitioner while acting in the course of his or her professional practice, or except as otherwise authorized by this chapter. The penalties if convicted of possession of marijuana include imprisonment for not more than one year or fined not less than two hundred dollars ($200) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500), or both.
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