West palm beach, fl - Se habla espanol



West Palm Beach Robbery Attorney David W. Olson

Robbery charges require immediate and effective representation from a skilled and experienced West Palm Beach criminal defense lawyer. Depending on the specific charges and the circumstances of the case, a robbery conviction can potentially result in a life sentence.

West Palm Beach criminal defense lawyer David Olson represents adult and juvenile clients charged with robbery, theft and all other felonies and misdemeanors. It is always advisable to hire an attorney as soon as possible after the arrest so that a skilled legal professional can immediately handle the ensuing events and start preparing your legal defense. Attorney David Olson offers a free case review.

What is Robbery in Florida?

There are various robbery offenses in Florida with which an accused may be charged. Robbery falls under Chapter 812 of the Florida Statutes – Theft, Robbery, and Related Crimes:

  • “Robbery” means the taking of money or other property which may be the subject of larceny from the person or custody of another, with intent to either permanently or temporarily deprive the person or the owner of the money or other property, when in the course of the taking there is the use of force, violence, assault or putting in fear.” Sec. 812.13(1)

Basically, robbery is a theft offense that involves violence or the threat of violence. The specific charges will depend on a number of factors, including:

  • Whether a weapon was involved and if so, the type of weapon
  • Whether there was force, intimidation or threat, and if so, its extent

Example of robbery:

  • A is walking down the street. B runs up to A brandishing a gun in his hand, and says to A ,“Give me your wallet.” A hands over his wallet to B, fearing that if he does not, he will be shot and killed. It is not necessary for B to have to say, “Give me your wallet or I will shoot or kill you,” nor is it necessary for physical contact to occur.

Robbery by Sudden Snatching

  • “Robbery by sudden snatching” means the taking of money or other property from the victim’s person, with intent to permanently or temporarily deprive the victim or the owner of the money or other property, when, in the course of the taking, the victim was or became aware of the taking…  Sec. 812.131

Robbery by sudden snatching differs from strong arm robbery in that the elements of force, violence, intimidation or threats need not be present during the robbery for the prosecution to prove its case. The victim does not have to resist the robbery. As well, the victim does not have to experience an injury. He or she only needs to be aware of the act of the robbery as the money or property is taken from his or her person.

Example of robbery by sudden snatching:

  • Two men, A and B, are sitting on a park bench. A feels the hand of B reaching into A’s pocket stealing A’s wallet.

Note that if a weapon is used the offense can be charged as a second degree felony, potentially resulting in a 15 year mandatory minimum sentence. If no weapon is involved, the offense can be charged as a third degree felony, possibly resulting in a 5 year sentence. Fines also potentially increase to $10,000 and $5,000, respectively.

The Law Offices of David W. Olson

If you were arrested for robbery, armed robbery, robbery by sudden snatching or any other theft or criminal charge, it is vital to obtain effective legal representation immediately. David Olson has 33 years of experience representing clients charged with Florida and federal felonies and misdemeanors.

Attorney Olson will always seek the most favorable outcome possible for your particular case.  Cases have resulted in dismissals, dropped and reduced charges, favorable plea negotiations and a variety of alternatives to incarceration. David Olson represents clients in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Broward County, Miami-Dade County, South Florida and throughout the entire state. For a confidential, free, no-obligation case review, call 561-833-8866.


Chapter 812, Florida Statutes (2014)

Free case review

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.


Better call Saul? More like, BETTER CALL OLSON!

“David W. Olson is the best lawyer I have come across. He truly will sit and listen to your story and no matter what he will fight for your rights. He is very compassionate, and understanding. He will work with you and does his job with a good heart. Mr. Olson truly has saved my life and gave me a second chance. You wont go wrong with hiring David Olson as your attorney. I highly recommend him and I am proud to have chosen him as my attorney.”


Found the Best!

“David Olson has represented me on two occasions. I have since referred two of my friends and my nephew to him, and they have all told me they’ll always be grateful for that. Mr. Olson somehow had the charges dropped in both of my cases (actually, I do know how, because he and his staff answered all my questions and explained in detail things that I never would have thought of).”


Compassionate Attorney

"My husband and I hired Mr. Olson to represent our son a Florida gun shot victim. We are New Jersey residents. From day one we felt comfortable with Mr. Olson and found him to be easy to talk to and a very good listener. This was important to us after our horrible experience with another attorney who was more concerned with hearing himself speak than our wishes."


Personable and Highly Intelligent!

“I saw David today to discuss some possible outcomes and possibilities of a probable future case. I did not know if I was going to be charged at all but I wanted to speak to someone to get a better idea of what I was looking at and what my options were. As soon as I shook his hand I felt very comfortable and respected. I laid it all out for him and asked him every last question I had, all of which were answered respectfully and intelligently.”


The Best of the Best

"I have known David Olson for over 20 yrs. now and have had my rough times in my past and unfortunately I ended up in trouble with the law and really needed help from a real lawyer. I needed someone to listen to my side of the story and really fight my cases in court for me and get the BEST results for my cases. A very close friend said the man for the job is David W Olson; So I contacted him & he came to me the very next day to hear me out and I knew he was the lawyer that would do the best for me and he did.”

Chet B.

Hearty Recommendation

"I hired Mr. Olson from recommendation by family member. He was immediately behind my situation and put me completely at ease. There were no false promises, very upfront as far as expectations and outcomes.

His assistant, Jessica was a joy to work with as well. They came to my house, interviewed witnesses, went above and beyond and always respond to my calls. I totally endorse this attorney."