When a person walks into a bank with a gun and demands money, it's obviously robbery. But there are many other scenarios in which a person may be charged with robbery when a lesser charge of theft, burglary or assault would be more appropriate.
The criminal defense lawyers of Greg S. Law, PLLC, provide aggressive representation for robbery and related felonies. If we can't negotiate a favorable plea agreement, we are absolutely prepared to fight for your freedom at trial. Our Salt Lake City law firm handles cases throughout Utah. Contact us today for a free initial consultation.
Robbery Attorneys in Salt Lake City
Whether or not the allegation fits the crime, an arrest for robbery or aggravated robbery is deadly serious, with long sentences at stake if convicted.
- Robbery is defined as using force or threat to take or attempt to take property from another. Robbery is a second degree felony, punishable by one to 15 years in prison.
- Aggravated robbery, which includes armed robbery, is defined as robbery involving a weapon, bodily harm to the victim or threatened use of a weapon. Aggravated robbery is a first degree felony, punishable by five years to life in prison.
Pickpocketing and purse snatching are robbery. A mugging is robbery, with or without a gun. An assault or fight can be charged as robbery if something is taken from the other person. You can be charged with robbery for forcibly taking something that you think belongs to you. A convenience store theft can suddenly become a robbery if there is a tussle with the clerk, and an aggravated felony if the clerk is injured in the struggle.
Greg S. Law and his defense team are skilled at challenging the foundation for charges of robbery or aggravated robbery. What was the nature of the physical contact? Was the person seriously hurt? Was there a premeditated plan or did the robbery occur as events rapidly unfolded?
We can sometimes convince the prosecutor to downgrade simple robbery to a misdemeanor offense. Aggravated robbery might be reduced to a robbery, but even then you are still facing serious prison time and a felony conviction.
Contact a Salt Lake City Robbery Lawyer Today
Call Greg S. Law, PLLC at 801-428-1029 local or 888-784-3554 toll free.
There are few opportunities to get robbery charges dismissed and no guarantee of a plea deal, so you must hire an experienced trial lawyer who is willing to take your case to a jury if necessary.
To schedule a free consultation with one of our Salt Lake City robbery lawyers, call either of the numbers listed above or contact us with a brief e-mail message. We offer a free initial consultation. We also accept major credit cards.