Penalties for Bank Robbery
The crime of bank robbery and its penalties are found in
18 USC § 2113. When someone enters a bank, credit union, or savings and loan association
with the intent to rob the bank, they are guilty of bank robbery whether
or not they go through with their intent. This offense is very difficult
to prosecute since it must be proven that the individual intended at the
time of entry to commit robbery inside the bank. The penalty for this
offense is a fine of up to $250,000 and a prison sentence of up to 20 years.
A person could also be charged with bank robbery if carry away with the
intent to steal any amount of money from a bank or other financial institution.
If the amount stolen (or attempted to be stolen) was less worth $1,000
or less, the sentence is only up to one year. However, if the amount stolen
valued at more than $1,000, the prison sentence could be as long as 10
years. Both could also include a fine of up to $250,000. Anyone who aids
in such a crime during the event, or afterwards by attempting to conceal
the stolen goods, is punishable by the same penalties as the taker of
the assets. Also, if the robbery involved
assault, the use of a deadly weapon, or the jeopardizing of a life, the prison
sentence could be as long as 25 years.
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