Pursuant to Rhode Island General Laws 11-39-1, second degree robbery is defined as 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.
(c) For the purposes of this section:
(1) "Person who is severely impaired" has the same definition as provided in § 11-5-11;
(2) "Elderly person" means a person sixty (60) years of age or older.
The penalties if convicted include imprisonment 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.
As an alleged bail violator, she is entitled to a bail violation hearing within ten (10) days of her initial court appearance. After a bail hearing, if she is found to be in violation of her bail, she can be held at the ACI for up to ninety (90) days. This prison sentence would be in addition to any sentence on the underlying robbery charges.
If you or a family member have been charged with robbery, burglary or other theft offenses, please contact Robert H. Humphrey, Esq., at (401) 816-5862 or e-mail him at email@example.com.