There are many ways that a person could be charged with robbery, depending on the seriousness of the crime. Robbing a bank at gunpoint is a serious offense, whereas stealing someone’s computer may not be as serious. However, committing any type of robbery is a crime, and it is punishable in a the court of law. If you are convicted of robbery, you could be sentenced to jail, receive a fine or probation. An experienced lawyer can help you have the charges dismissed, or the sentence reduced.
What is a robbery?
When a person attempts to take – or takes – something that is of value from another individual using violence or threatening to use violence, this is considered robbery. A person could commit this criminal act against a financial institution, organization, business, or an individual. If you threaten someone on the streets with a baseball bat and demand money or personal property, that is still considered robbery. The essential elements are theft plus the use of or threat of assaultive behavior.
Each robbery case is handled differently, depending on the facts presented in that specific case. The possible defenses for a robbery case will vary, depending on if the case involved multiple suspects, or if it is a case of mistaken identity. If a client does admit to the robbery, we will try to lessen the charges by having the client make restitution to the complainant along with completing a rehabilitative program.
The Law Office of Kalina & Tejpal has the experience, skills, knowledge, and resources you will need to receive the best legal defense possible when charged with robbery. Protecting your criminal record is our top priority.