Sacramento Robbery Lawyer
A robbery conviction could ruin your entire life. Don’t risk your future and your freedom. Call a Sacramento robbery attorney for legal help today.
When you’ve been charged with robbery in California, you may not fully realize what you’re up against. Robbery is similar to theft in that you are accused of depriving persons of their property, but what makes robbery such a serious offense is that it involves using force or the threat of force to steal something.
When violence is involved in a theft, the crime is deemed far more serious than the average larceny or shoplifting charge. This means that the punishments for the crime will increase exponentially, as well. In California, robbery is either a first- or second-degree felony, depending on the circumstances, and you will face prison time if convicted.
Your best chance to avoid some or all of the penalties associated with a robbery conviction is calling a Sacramento robbery lawyer from Crowell Law Offices. We have proven success fighting against convictions, and we can help you, too.
Penalties for Robbery Conviction
The punishments for robbery convictions will vary depending on the unique circumstances of your case. For example, if you used a gun while stealing from a private residence, you are likely to be charged with a first-degree felony. If you only used the threat of a weapon at a park, you may only be charged with a second-degree felony.
Your attorney can discuss the details of your case, including possible punishments. Below is a basic outline of robbery charges and corresponding punishments in California:
- First-Degree Robbery – A robbery that occurs at a residence or other vessel deemed a dwelling; the punishment is imprisonment for three, six, or nine years.
- Second-Degree Robbery – A robbery that did not take place at a residence; the punishment is imprisonment for two, three, or five years.
- Multiple Robbery Victims – Penalties may be increased if more than one person was robbed.
Defenses Against a Robbery Conviction
Robbery is a serious crime, and the punishments are severe. That’s why it’s very important to have legal help when fighting against a robbery conviction. There are ways that your attorney can defend against a conviction, as well as ways that your attorney can point out the holes in the prosecution’s case, getting them to reduce or drop your charges.
Here are a few of the defenses we can use:
- You did not use force or fear in the process, despite what the prosecution claims
- You accidentally took someone’s property and then later decided to keep it
- You believed the property was yours
- You were not the person who committed the crime
- You are being falsely accused
- You didn’t have the intention of taking and keeping another’s property
Speak with a Sacramento Robbery Attorney
A robbery conviction could ruin your life, and you would certainly spend time behind bars. Your best chance of a positive outcome is calling a Sacramento robbery lawyer from Crowell Law Offices. We offer a free, confidential consultation, so get started by completing the form on this page or by calling 916-303-2800.