The felony offense of Armed Robbery is a felony crime punishable by up to life imprisonment. The offense of Armed Robbery is committed when a person assaults another person in order to steal property personally from that person by threat of a dangerous weapon. A person must have the intent to steal property from the person being robbed in order to be convicted of this offense. Any degree of force in the assault is sufficient for a conviction. There need not be any injury for this charge to go forward.
If a person is convicted of the offense of Armed Robbery, he/she can spend the rest of his/her life in prison. However, the typical minimum sentence for an Armed Robbery conviction in Washtenaw County is between 8-12 years in prison with the possibility of parole at that time. A person convicted of this felony offense will also lose the right to vote, the right to possess and use firearms, the right to serve on a jury, the ability to obtain certain professional licenses and obtain quality employment, the ability to obtain certain types of travel visas, and may be deported from the country.