Robbery, a crime of felony status, is the act of forcibly taking property from the immediate possession of another person. State penal codes distinguish first and second degree robbery status, robbery taking place on a transport vehicle, involving a car jacking, or that occurs at and ATM being classed as first degree. The remainder of cases are typically classed second degree. The sentence for first degree robbery ranges from three to nine years incarceration, while for second degree it varies from two to five years.
If you have been accused of committing an act of robbery, it is important to obtain the services of a highly experienced criminal defense law firm to better your chances in court of obtaining the most favorable ruling possible. We have been handling robbery cases for many years and can offer you all the benefits of intricate knowledge of the laws, familiarity with the court room process, and wisdom in choosing and executing an effective defense strategy. We have accumulated the skills that can help put the odds in your favor, and we have no greater pleasure than to put those expertise to work for you.
The defense varies of course on a case by case basis, but some general classes of case types are discernible. If there have been any violations of your rights in the collection of evidence or the arrest process, or if there is not strong evidence available to the prosecutor, an acquittal or dismissal of charges is possible. Another defense is called an “affirmative defense.” This admits the occurrence of the robbery but brings in other factors that can mitigate, or even possibly excuse, the actions. For example, involuntary intoxication with drugs or alcohol can be an affirmative defense. In some states, voluntary intoxication can lead to a lesser charge being leveled. Entrapment and duress are additional possible defense strategies, though they tend to be more difficult to prove. Entrapment involves someone being “set up” and pushed into an action they would not normally commit, while a robbery committed under duress is when a threat to inflict bodily injury on the robber or his or her family member was instrumental in triggering the act of robbery.
We have an extensive arsenal of legal defense tactics and strategies that have time and time again helped us to lower or eliminate charges and sentences against our clients. Robbery is in our area of expertise, and we can deliver top quality defense counsel and representation to each and every one of our clients. Remember that the burden of proof always rests on the prosecution and that anything incurring reasonable doubt in the minds of the jury members is sufficient to avert conviction. You need not be counted proven innocent, but only not proven guilty, to escape punishment according to U. S. law. We know how to fight for an acquittal, and when that is not obtainable, to negotiate and obtain the possible outcome for every sort of robbery case. Robbery is a serious charge to face in court- don’t go to court with anything less than the very possible legal team at your side.