Monday, February 3, 2014

MBE Fast Fact: Robbery (The Requirement of Force)

Though it's true that robbery requires the taking of personal property through the use of force, if a victim is rendered unconscious or helpless, and then property is taken from the victim while unconscious, the act of rendering the victim unconscious (even though it occurred prior to the taking of the property) will suffice to satisfy the force requirement for robbery. It's these kinds of "curveballs" that the writers of the test often add to the questions. The more practice questions you work through, the less likely you'll get tripped up on such oddities.

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