Robbery is covered under California Penal Code 211 PC. It is described as “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.” To rob someone is to take personal property from them that doesn’t belong to you, and use force (violence) or fear to get it done.

What Is Robbery in California?

Robbery is divided into two classes: first-degree and second-degree robbery. First-degree robbery is usually charged when the victim just used an ATM, is the driver of a taxi, train, subway, etc., or the victim is in an inhabited structure.

Second-degree robbery is charged in any other robbery case that doesn’t meet the definition of first-degree robbery.

Punishments for Robbery

First-degree robbery is always considered a felony. The potential penalties include felony probation, 3, 4, or 6 years in California state prison, and/or a fine of up to $10,000. However, if the robbery is committed in an inhabited structure in concert with two or more people, the potential prison sentence increases to three, six, or nine years.

Second-degree robbery penalties include felony probation, two, three, or five years in California state prison, and/or a fine of up to $10,000.

Interestingly, when there is more than one victim in a robbery, the defendant might face more than one charge. However, when more than one item is taken from a single person, the defendant only faces one charge of robbery.

How Much Is Bail for Robbery in California?

According to the Los Angeles County Felony Bail Schedule, someone charged with first-degree robbery faces about $100,000 bail. Second-degree robbery charges carry a bail cost of $50,000.

How Do I Bail Someone Out of Jail in Santa Clarita?

Bailing someone out of jail isn’t all that hard. Just give us a ring and provide us with their name and some identifying information so we can find them within the jail system and verify their eligibility for bail. Next, we have you fill out our short, simple, bail bond application forms.

Once everything is done we dispatch an agent to the jail and your friend or loved one will be released a short time later.

Robin Sandoval
Robin Sandoval is a California Licensed Bail Bondsman and owner of SCV Bail Bonds. Robin writes blogs and articles to help increase community awareness of the bail industry. If you have questions or want to suggest a topic, email, visit or call 661-299-2245.
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