Fort Lauderdale Robbery Attorneys
Broward County Criminal Defense Lawyers You Can Count On
If you are facing charges of robbery, armed robbery, or strong-armed robbery, you could be in serious legal trouble. It is crucial that you immediately get representation from a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney. These are violent crimes, and the penalties reflect the seriousness of the charges.
If convicted of this theft crime, you may spend years in prison or be charged exorbitant fines depending on the circumstances of the case. Allow our robbery lawyers in Fort Lauderdale to immediately review the evidence against you and begin crafting your defense.
Call (954) 840-8713 now to get started with a free case evaluation.
What Is Robbery?
Robbery is a type of theft crime that involves using or threatening to use force or violence to take someone else’s property without their permission. There are different levels of robbery charges, each carrying their own penalties. For the prosecution to charge the offense as robbery, they must be able to prove that all of the elements of robbery, as defined by the law, were in place.
The elements of robbery include:
- Taking items or property without the owner’s permission
- Using force such as physical abuse, intimidation, or threats against the victim to take the items
- The property in question had some value
- The alleged perpetrator had full intention and knew their actions would deprive the owner of the items or property
Penalties for Robbery
The specific type of robbery you are charged with will impact the potential penalties you could face. The extenuating circumstances of the alleged incident will inform the prosecution’s decision to pursue certain charges.
Robbery committed without a deadly weapon is considered a second-degree felony that is punishable by up to 15 years in prison. Robbery with a deadly weapon and home invasion with or without a deadly weapon is a first-degree felony punishable by up to life in prison.
No matter what type of robbery charges you are facing, you should take them seriously. You need an aggressive and assertive Fort Lauderdale robbery defense lawyer on your side as soon as possible. The sooner we can start working on your case, the better we can protect you.
The Importance of an Aggressive Defense Strategy
Felony convictions of this type will change your life forever. In most cases, you will be spending an extended period of time behind bars. If you have any previous conviction on your record, it is quite likely that you will get the maximum penalty. It is absolutely crucial that you are represented by a skilled robbery attorney in Fort Lauderdale who can fight to protect your rights and your future.
As former prosecutors, our criminal defense lawyers know how to craft a defense strategy that yields results. We stay one step ahead of the prosecution at every stage of a case.
Potential defenses for robbery charges include:
- Involuntary intoxication
- The property owner consented to you taking or using the allegedly stolen property
- You owned or had a right to possess/use the property
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At Hager & Schwartz, P.A., our legal team is very familiar with how to properly defend against robbery charges. Our team comprises tough trial lawyers and skilled negotiators. All efforts will be made to fight for your best interests.
Contact us at (954) 840-8713 anytime – we are available 24/7.
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