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Old 10-01-2017, 06:27 AM
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If a person robs a bank with a note but does not use a weapon or threaten, are the charges less intense and would a person do federal or state time?

I know there are different laws for different states and variables to every situation. If this is not in the right place, I am sure mods will put it where it belongs. Just looking for general information.

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I think it would be federal considering a bank was robbed.
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Strangely, I just heard the answer to this a day or 2 ago. Because banks are federally insured, bank robbery is always a federal crime.
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There ARE instances where bank robbery, no matter whether federal or State charter, gets prosecuted at the State level. However, as noted, most are going to be prosecuted at the federal level...
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We have a member with a fiancé that was sentenced at both the state and federal level and the sentences are going to be served consecutively.

He is in a state prison now and will then be moved to a federal prison; each sentence was 10 years.
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Strangely, I just heard the answer to this a day or 2 ago. Because banks are federally insured, bank robbery is always a federal crime.
Nope. Last bank robbery I had was state. Guy was going up on a habitual with a string of note bank robberies, so the Feds were happy to not prosecute.

They can be either fed or state. Note or gun makes no difference. Generally, if the penalty is worse under a state sentence, he's going State.

Note or gun, he's doing a substantial amount of time.
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And all bank robberies in the federal system are deemed violent so never a chance of going to a camp.
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Thanks, all. I stand corrected then.
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