Los Angeles Robbery Defense Attorney
Criminal Lawyers for Robbery Charges
Under California Penal Code Section 211-215, robbery is using force or fear to take property from another person's possession or immediate presence. It could involve taking property using physical force, known as strong arm robbery, or the use of a deadly weapon, known as armed robbery.
Robbery is considered a violent felony offense that could lead to substantial time in a state prison. if a weapon was used during the commission of the crime and great bodily injury was inflicted, the legal penalties can be much more severe. In robbery cases, the value of the property taken does not matter. Even if a defendant does not actually possess the property, they can still face robbery charges. Unlike, a theft or burglary charge, robbery requires a confrontation between two parties where the threat of or use of force was used to coerce another.
First-degree robbery is covered under California Penal Code Section 212.5. It is defined as a robbery of another person who is performing their duty as the operator of a bus, taxi, or other vehicle. It also includes the passengers. First-degree robbery also occurs an inhabited house, trailer or vessel. It is also the robbery of another person while using an automated teller machine (ATM). Any other type of robbery is considered a second-degree robbery.
Legal Penalties for Robbery
If you are convicted of first-degree robbery, the penalty ranges from 3 to 9 years in a California state prison. A conviction for second-degree robbery ranges from 2 to 5 years. Since robbery is considered a serious felony offense, it could count as a "strike" under California's Three Strikes law. If a weapon was used during the commission of the robbery, it could add an additional 10 years to the sentence. If a weapon was discharged during the robbery, it could add an additional 20 years to the sentence. if someone sustained serious injuries or was killed during the robbery, you could receive a state prison sentence of 25 years to life.
Contact an Experienced Robbery Defense Lawyer
If you or a member of you family is under investigation or has already been charged with robbery, you need to immediately contact a criminal defense lawyer who has experience defending these type cases. Key witnesses need to be interviewed, evidence must be protected, and legal steps taken to protect their freedom. Our legal team includes a former prosecutor in the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. We have decades of combined experience devoted to criminal law practice. We understand how police and prosecutors will attempt to build their case against you. Our robbery criminal defense lawyers have the knowledge and skills to prepare and present a strong legal defense on you behalf.
At Eisner Gorin LLP, we understand the serious nature of a robbery offense and how to resolve your case without any jail time. We are skilled courtroom negotiators and may be able to get your charges reduced to lesser crime or dismissed altogether. If a trail is necessary, we have a tremendous track record of success and will not back down even in the face of the most serious robbery cases. Our criminal attorneys will thoroughly prepare for trial and seek a "not guilty" verdict. We provide aggressive legal representation to our clients at every stage of the criminal process, from arrangement through trial. Our law firm handles robbery cases throughout Los Angeles, Orange County, Ventura County, San Fernando Valley, Riverside County and San Bernardino County. Call us 24/7, for a free case evaluation to discuss the details of your case.
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