Fort Lauderdale Robbery Attorney
A Broward County Criminal Lawyer Can Defend You
If you are facing charges of robbery, armed robbery, or strong armed robbery, you are in serious legal trouble. It is crucial that you immediately get representation from a knowledgeable defense attorney. These are violent crimes, and the penalties reflect the seriousness of the charges. If convicted you may spend years in prison, depending on the circumstances of the case. It is vital that you have a powerful criminal defense attorney immediately review the evidence against you and begin the task of fighting for your defense.
Penalties Upon Conviction
There are different levels of robbery charges, each with separate possible penalties. In order for the prosecution to prove that the offense was robbery, they must be able to present that all of the elements of robbery, as defined by the law, were in place.
These are the elements of robbery, according to the law:
- Items or properties were taken without the owner's permission
- There was use of force such as physical abuse, intimidation or fear, or threats against the victim in order to take the items
- The property in question must have had some value
- The alleged perpetrator had full intention and knew their actions would deprive the owner of the items or properties
If you are charged with strong armed robbery, the punishment usually includes up to 15 years in state prison. This charge includes the use of force, threats or violence, and is a third-degree felony. If you are charged with armed robbery, this is a more serious charge and includes the use of a weapon in the commission of the crime. This is a first-degree felony and is punishable by up to 30 years in state prison. These charges are extremely serious, and it would not be advisable to continue without contacting a Broward County theft crimes lawyer.
The Importance of Aggressive Defense
Felony convictions of this type will change your life forever. In most cases, you will be spending an extended period of time incarcerated in state prison, and 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 criminal defense lawyer to fight for your defense.
At Hager & Schwartz, P.A., our legal team is very familiar with the defense of robbery charges, and the team is composed of tough trial lawyers and negotiators. All efforts will be made to fight for the client’s best interests, so be sure to call us today.