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Robbery With a Weapon

Posted by John Rutkowski | Feb 09, 2018 | 0 Comments

Robbery with weapon -- Trial court erred in denying motion for judgment of acquittal on charge of robbery with weapon, which was based on defendant's use of double-barrel of shotgun that had been detached from receiver, stock, and firing mechanism, where state failed to present competent, substantial evidence that defendant actually used the barrel in a way that was likely to cause death or great bodily injury -- Remand with instructions to enter judgment and resentence defendant on lesser included offense of simply robbery.

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Mr. Rutkowski has been practicing law for the past twenty-four years. Prior to practicing law Mr. Rutkowski served twelve years as a deputy sheriff, retiring to attend law school. Starting his law-enforcement career as a patrol deputy which included two years on the DUI squad; Mr. Rutkowski moved up the ranks becoming a corporal in the field training program which give him the responsibility for training new recruits.


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