Code of the District of Columbia

§ 22–2802. Attempt to commit robbery.

Whoever attempts to commit robbery, as defined in § 22-2801, by an overt act, shall be imprisoned for not more than 3 years or be fined not more than the amount set forth in § 22-3571.01, or both.


(Mar. 3, 1901, 31 Stat. 1322, ch. 854, § 811; June 11, 2013, D.C. Law 19-317, § 201(e), 60 DCR 2064.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 22-2902.

1973 Ed., § 22-2902.

Effect of Amendments

The 2013 amendment by D.C. Law 19-317 substituted “not more than the amount set forth in § 22-3571.01” for “not more than $500”.

Cross References

Armed offenses, additional penalty for committing crime when armed, see §§ 22-4501 and 22-4502.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 201(e) of the Criminal Fine Proportionality Emergency Act of 2013 (D.C. Act 20-45, April 1, 2013, 60 DCR 5400, 20 DCSTAT 1300).

Editor's Notes

Applicability of D.C. Law 19-317: Section 401 of D.C. Law 19-317 provided that the act shall apply only to offenses committed on or after June 11, 2013.