Robbery is deemed to be a violent criminal offense under the Virginia Code. Robbery generally involves the theft of money and/or property through the use of force, threat or intimidation. A conviction for robbery can result in serious consequences such as imprisonment. If the alleged robbery involved a firearm, the punishment can be more severe. If you have been charged with robbery, it is important to discuss the facts of your case with attorneys to determine what defenses you may have to the charge.