If you are arrested and charged with robbery, speak with an experienced lawyer immediately.
What is Robbery?
Robbery is exercising control of property with the intent to deprive the owner of it, and using violence to accomplish the taking. Robbery is a felony. There are different categories of robberies. The distinctions are whether a deadly weapon was used (or threatened to be used) and whether there was bodily injury. Even if a toy gun was used, defendants may be charged with aggravated robbery. Robbery offenses are prosecuted in either the state or federal courts.
Robbery offenses vary. They include robbery, aggravated robbery and especially aggravated robbery. Robbery offenses that are prosecuted in federal court are generally offenses committed in stores or shopping centers.
What Happens if I Am Arrested for Robbery?
After a person is arrested for robbery, the presiding judge sets bond and the conditions of release. The amount of bail that will be set is a factor of several issues. These include a person’s criminal history, his ties to the community and the type of theft offense with which he is charged. Robbery crimes – which includes especially aggravated robbery, aggravated robbery and robbery – are more serious than virtually any other offenses.
A significant factor specific to robbery offenses is injury to the victim. If the victim was not injured – or the injuries did not rise to the level of serious bodily injury – we seek to demonstrate that to the Court in order to gain a reduced bond.
Once bail is posted, contact us. Even if you cannot post bail, ask a relative to contact us. Do not plead guilty to any theft offense without speaking to a lawyer.
Do I Need Legal Assistance if I Am Charged With Robbery?
Do not plead guilty to any variety of robbery without counsel. We regularly are able to negotiate settlements in robbery cases that result in reduced charges for our clients in both Tennessee and Mississippi. In many robbery cases, there are options available that result in probation. We therefore are able to obtain settlements that result in non-custodial sentences for our clients.
A guilty plea to any robbery has severe immigration consequences. Conviction of any form of robbery offense is a permanent bar to naturalization. We have represented successfully many individuals whose immigration status depended on our ability to achieve favorable settlements in robberies.