Facing allegations or criminal charges related to bank robbery has the potential to change your life. You may be in danger of facing years in federal prison and exorbitant fines that will leave you without your freedom and in financial ruin. Make sure you involve an attorney to protect your legal rights and interests in the face of these charges. Just because you are under investigation or have been formally charged or arrested does not mean that you are guilty. It certainly does not mean that you should be convicted in federal court. An aggressive approach by a knowledgeable lawyer may offer you the opportunity to avoid imprisonment altogether or possibly to have your charges dismissed entirely.

Federal Bank Robbery Charges & Penalties

United States Code Title 18, Section 2113 describes the federal offense of bank robbery and outlines the penalties that may be imposed if a defendant is convicted. Depending on the value of property involved and the manner in which the offense is carried out, a defendant may face varied sentencing. Following are brief descriptions of the different penalties that may be imposed for bank robbery under federal law:

  • Taking or attempting to take by force or extortion any property, money or other item of value from a bank, or entering a bank with the intent to commit any felony or theft – 20 years in prison and a fine.
  • Taking and carrying away property or money from a bank, if the property is valued at more than $100 – 10 years in prison and a fine.
  • Committing bank robbery and committing an assault with a dangerous weapon – 25 years in prison and a fine.
  • Committing bank robbery and killing or kidnapping another person – minimum 10 years in prison up to life imprisonment or the death penalty in some cases.

These offenses apply not only to banks but also to credit unions and savings and loan associations. I am a federal crime attorney with more than 20 years of experience to apply to your case. I have devoted my entire career to representing defendants, suspects and arrestees and am ready to prove that I will do whatever I can to represent you.