Theft by means of force, or by instilling fear in the victim, is known as robbery. Taking or attempting to take the property that is in the immediate possession of another person is considered a violent crime punishable by probation, extensive prison sentences, parole, community service and the loss of the right to possess a firearm.
Robbery is recognized in two degrees.
- First degree robbery involves the robbery of a home, apartment or other inhabited dwelling. First degree robbery also includes the robbery of a vehicle (i.e. “carjacking”), and robbery of a person at an ATM.
- Second degree robbery includes all other types of robbery.
When facing robbery charges it’s important to remember that you still have rights as a citizen. Robbery prosecutions rely heavily on evidence from surveillance systems, witness testimony and circumstantial evidence. If you or someone you know has been arrested for or accused of robbery, it is crucial that you consult and enlist the services of an experienced and aggressive defense attorney that will thoroughly investigate your case, cross-examine witnesses and dissect any and all circumstantial evidence. The legal team of Michael Hernandez, Counselor and Attorney at Law, has extensive experience defending robbery charges and will work with prosecutors to achieve the most favorable outcome on your behalf.